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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is to be a leader in creating
a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

2017 Awards

The fifth annual Belfast Healthy Cities awards ceremony took place this week and Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister was on hand to pay tribute to the organisations which entered the competitive process. The awards were open to all sectors and entrants included public bodies, voluntary and community based organisations and private sector companies.

Entries were invited across four categories, Promoting Health Equity, Healthy Living, Healthy Places and Engaging for Change.

PROMOTING HEALTH EQUITY

This award highlights programmes and activities that aim to tackle inequalities in the city including addressing issues such as: socio-economic deprivation; fuel poverty; food poverty; the needs of vulnerable and marginalised groups; health promotion initiatives and tackling age or lifestyle related inequalities.

Winner

Windsor Women’s Centre - Spring into Action

Highly Commended

Bridge of Hope - Bridge of Hope Wellbeing Services

New Lodge Duncairn Community Health Partnership - Supporting Families North Belfast

ENGAGING FOR CHANGE

This award focused on projects or initiatives that work directly with people to empower them to take control of improving their own health and wellbeing. Initiatives demonstrate the application of active engagement processes to involve and retain participants. They show how they make use of the assets that exist to improve health within the community and are likely to have involved collaboration or partnership approaches.

Joint Winners

Hosford – East Belfast Mission - Hosford Projects

South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust and Northern Ireland Prison Service - People Not Prisoners

Highly Commended

East Belfast Community Development Agency and Eastside Arts - East Belfast Pop Up People’s Pharmacy

Nexus NI - Nexus NI Client Forum project

HEALTHY PLACES

This award is presented to a programme or initiative that has significantly contributed to supporting good health through creating supportive and healthy places for people.

Winner

Radius Housing - Sliabh Dubh Play and Recreation Space

Highly Commended

The Consumer Council - Transport Access Audits project

HEALTHY LIVING

This award recognises achievement in healthy living; leisure and sporting activities including dance; active and healthy travel including cycling and walking initiatives; volunteering; and heritage and environmental programmes.

Joint Winners

Lagan Dragons Dragon Boat Club - Introducing people who have been affected by breast cancer to the physical and emotional health benefits of dragon-boating project

Intelligent Health - Beat the Street Northern Ireland

Highly Commended

The Conservation Volunteers - Dig it and Eat it!