Partners

Improving health and wellbeing is everyone’s business and that’s why Healthy Valleys works in partnership with a large range of organisations.  We are very well connected and highly regarded within local community planning and health partnerships  as well as being recognised for our contributions to outcomes  at national level. 

Partners

In 2013 we were involved in the Scottish Government Learning Exchange, hosting a visit from senior civil servants and taking part in various meetings and development sessions.

In 2012 we were awarded an IMPACT Award, funded by Glaxosmithkline and the Kings Fund,  in recognition of our expertise in community engagement and capacity building. Since then, we have contributed to the establishment of a national network of IMPACT Award winners.  This brings a range of opportunities and challenges, not to mention the geographical spread of the national winning organisations.

We are active members and a director of the Scottish Healthy Living Centre Alliance, soon to be know as Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing.

In the rural South Lanarkshire area, we are key members of the South Lanarkshire Rural Partnership, sit on the LEADER Management Board and participate in the Clydesdale Problem Solving Group.

We are active members of the VASLAN (Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire) thematic group networks – Youth; Social Enterprise; Health & Social Care; Older People and Rural.

Healthy Valleys are involved in the Financial Inclusion Network, the newly reformed Maternity Services Liaison Committee and the Early Years Collaborative.

We work closely with Integrated Children’s Services Clydesdale and Larkhall (ICS), sharing training and development opportunities, as well as delivering services together to vulnerable families.

The “Time Out Young Persons Mental Health and Wellbeing” project steering group involves  representatives from SLC Youth Learning Services; NHSL Public Health Team; Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health and NHSL Health Promotion.

The “Re Connect South Lanarkshire” project involves a partnership between  HealthynHappy Community Development TrustNHS Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Council. In particular we work very closely with the Hospital Discharge teams to ensure vulnerable elderly people receive support when they return home from a hospital stay.

The “Making it Work” programme is a partnership between South Lanarkshire Council, Routes to Work South and HealthynHappy Community Development Trust and other agencies. This project supports lone parents to gain the confidence and skills to gain employment and enable better outcomes for themselves and their  families.

Our “Grassroots” Steering group involves representatives from South Lanarkshire Council services including: Integrated Childrens Services; Community Learning and the Substance Misuse Team. NHS Lanarkshire services represented include Stop Smoking Service; Health Improvement; Public Health and Community Midwifes. South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are also represented. The aim of the project is to support pregnant women and children with families under 5 years old to have a healthier and less stressful lifestyle.

“Parents Supporting Parents” started as a partnership project including Outside the Box; Healthy Living Network, Scottish Borders and Building Healthy Communities, West Wigtownshire.