This year we received over 30 original submissions this year across all of the different categories, making the final selection process extremely difficult for the judges. But it made it heart-warming and inspiring for us. And just like this week of events has pointed out, Health Creation is coming of age. There’s a demonstration of grit, guile and a deep desire to do better by and with our communities, wherever we find them.
We can’t celebrate them all here, but we will do our best over time as we spread the Health Creating ethos to change systems and become business as usual.
Lifetime achievement award
Hazel Stuteley OBE has been working in Health Creation for 20 years, 30 years. Here whole life. She talks about training as community nurse and seeing the different up and down the hill in Blackheath. During that time, she has touch hundreds or more likely thousands of lives.
Anyone who has met or watched Hazel’s talks will have witnessed her passion, energy and commitment to addressing inequalities and creating the conditions for flourishing. Hazel’s belief that communities know what they need to live healthy, happy lives has been demonstrated in the numerous C2 partnerships across the country and global recognition and support for the C2 approach.
Hazel always underplays the role she has in creating the conditions for health but its her love, belief in people and drive (as well as her wicked sense of humour) which brings people together and transforms lives. Time and time again I hear people say ‘she is always there for us’ and she is and I’m not sure there are many (if any) other people I can say that about.
And she’s inspired others to take on Health Creation, including many of those involved in THCA now, offered her support, knowledge, understanding and when all else fails her wise words… KBO, Keep
Health Creator of the Year
Sponsored by PPL
This award recognises an individual or team that is leading the way in creating health – either communities taking the lead or services working as equal partners with local communities to enable people to gain collective agency and control and help address health inequalities.
Winner – Social Enterprise Kent
Social Enterprise Kent is a community interest company whose ethos is “improving lives, supporting communities”. Delivering a range of community projects, voluntary sector support, training and employability programmes, SEK aims to help support people and communities to grow and develop.
Runner up – Growing Health Together
From early beginnings in 2019, Growing Health Together has grown from an un-funded fringe project to being an NHS-funded transformation initiative, fully embedded within East Surrey Place. All five PCNs in East Surrey have embraced health creation ideals and established new local relationships and initiatives that support and improve local health and wellbeing through a web of respectful inter-dependence and creativity.
Migrant Health Service by Northenden Group
CAROL HERON Health Creation Awards
Making Music Intergenerational Music Making
Mid and South Essex Homeless Project
Health Creating Community Connector of the Year
Sponsored by HLM Architects
This award recognises an individual or organisation that has been connecting people and/or communities to each other and to other community assets to enable new activity and solutions to emerge that support Health Creation and address health inequalities.
Winner – Together with Music – Intergenerational Music Making
Intergenerational Music Making (IMM) is a national not-for-profit organisation which delivers programmes, training, and campaigning & research to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of the old and the young in communities across the UK, through the power of music. In December 2020, IMM launched ‘Together with Music’, a virtual, intergenerational programme that connects schools, community groups and creatives to their local care homes and older people through music.
Runner up – Liverpool John Moores University placement programme
Working in partnership with community organisations, Liverpool John Moores University has created civic engagement placements to deepen nursing and allied health students’ understanding of the wider determinants of health. The aim of the initiative is to build a future workforce that understands the importance of working with communities to better meet the needs of local people.
Best Health Creating Core20PLUS5 Programme
Sponsored by SCW and Novartis
This award recognises an individual or organisation that is delivering a Heralth Creation programme focused on addressing one or more of the Core20PLUS5 clinical priorities:
Winner – Migrant Health Service – Northenden Group
The Migrant Health team was a primary care team dedicated to serving asylum seekers placed in emergency contingency accommodation during the COVID pandemic from June 2020 to June 2022. their focus was the seemingly impossible: place based care for displaced people in temporary living arrangements through an onsite service. With a focus on meaningful collaboration with patients and integrating their teams lived experience into their approach, they worked with secondary care teams, local authorities and voluntary care sector to create better health.
Runner up – Trinity Health Group
Trinity Health Group Primary Care Network have been working collaboratively to address and reduce health inequalities with a big focus on case finding undiagnosed hypertension and CVD. The aim of their work is to improve patient access, identify missed long-term conditions and to educate and empower patients to look after their health.
Best Health Creating Population Health Management Approach
Sponsored by Sollis
This award recognises individuals or organisation that are adopting the principles of Health Creation in delivery of your population health management strategies and programmes.
Winner – ImpactAgewell
IMPACTAgewell® is a community development led, integrated model of care for Older People living in the Mid and East Antrim area of Northern Ireland. Built by a willing coalition of multi-agency partners in 2017, led by Mid and East Antrim Agewell Partnership with a vision to provide person centred services to older people via a locality hub of mixed disciplines. These 6 hubs in 2017 have grown to 20 hubs in 2022 with plans to grow further and cover all the GP partners in the area by the end of 2022
Runner up – Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance
Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance Health Inequalities and Patient Engagement team create a transformational management approach, the Facilitative Legacy approach to tackling Health Inequality, starting in Healthcare settings and incorporating Community. There is an expectation that every staff member will “Change One Thing” and they are introducing communities as the experts they are, to work alongside our NHS colleagues, to make real changes is how people experience cancer care.
Best Health Creating Community Hub
Sponsored by NHS Property Services
This award recognises any organisation that is providing a physical or hybrid physical-digital hub that helps to address health inequalities among your local communities.
Winner – Kirkham Henry Performing Arts CIC
Kirkham Henry Performing Arts CIC is includes a number of individual Performing Arts School Teachers leading the way in creating Health in North Yorkshire through their health creating community dance hub. Even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic they worked tirelessly together, collaborating and creating innovative ways to continue to help their community dance venue stay open.
Runner up – Ignite you
IgniteYou is a Community Interest Company based in and around West Cornwall. Its mission is to empower people to ownership of their health through interactive and accessible movement, workshops and mentoring. Throughout IgniteYou’s life it has reached over 1000 people, mainly those who are the most vulnerable in society
Mid and South Essex ICS Homelessness Project