Target: Wellbeing was a series of initiatives, managed by Groundwork, which aims to help people live healthier and happier lives.
The programme provided:
The projects focused on:
• Increasing physical activity
• Encouraging healthy eating
• Improving mental wellbeing
Target: Wellbeing was backed by more than £12 million from the Big Lottery Fund, delivered more than 90 projects by 67 local organisations.
The programme supported:
The programme benefitted around 110,000 people across the North-West. As well local programmes, Target: Wellbeing ran two projects across the whole North-West region focusing on older people and prisoners.
The programme was extended, with an extra £2.7 million to support an additional 34 projects in the North-West, North-East and West Midlands.
The results were:
Will Blandamer, Director of the Greater Manchester Public Health Network and chairman of the Target: Wellbeing Governance Group, said:
The success of Target: Wellbeing is evident in the scale and impact of our collective achievements, which is a result of the innovative approach of the public and third sectors working hand-in-hand.
Groundwork UK has provided an exemplary and exceptional management service to the projects and the portfolio’s partners through building understanding and positive relationships, support, and sharing learning.
All of this will be crucial to projects in realising their potential and securing future investment at a time of significant change in the NHS and public health, and increased competition for reduced resources.