Monday, 25 April 2016

2016 IMPACT Health and Wellbeing Award Winners Announced

Congratulation to this year’s GSK IMPACT Award winners. The awards are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.
2016’s Winners
  • Age UK South Lakeland – an organisation working with local older people to help them retain independence and exercise real choice in their lives.
  • Body and Soul – a London-based national organisation promoting the respect, dignity and wellbeing of children, young people and adults with and affected by HIV.
  • Carers in Hertfordshire – a county-wide charity supporting carers with information, problem-solving and support.
  • Children North East – a charity aimed at transforming the lives of disadvantaged children.
  • Falkirk and District Association of Mental Health – an organisation promoting mental health recovery for adults.
  • Groundswell – a charity enabling homeless people to take more control of their lives, have greater influence on statutory services and play a fuller role in the community.
  • London Friend – a charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of adult lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgender people through providing counselling, social support groups, drug and alcohol support, and training for health professionals.
  • Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS) – a Scottish charity based in Dundee aiming to improve the lives of people with learning difficulties and their families.
  • Seesaw – an Oxfordshire organisation responding to the needs of bereaved children and young people.
  • The Shakespeare Hospice – a Stratford-upon-Avon-based charity providing a range of services for patients and their families, including information and advice and physical, psychological and spiritual care.
Each charity will receive £30,000 of unrestricted funding, access to free training and leadership development, and the opportunity to join the prestigious GSK IMPACT Awards Network.
The following runners-up will receive a £3,000 donation.
  • 42nd Street
  • Acacia Family Support
  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Services
  • Core Arts
  • KIM Inspire
  • North London Cares
  • Redthread
  • Savana
  • The Alcohol Education Trust
  • Windsor Women’s Centre
An overall winner will be named at an award ceremony recognising all winners, to be held at the Science Museum in London on Thursday 12 May 2016. The overall winner will receive an additional £10,000 in funding.

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