Building healthier & happier communities
in Annandale & Eskdale
This sub-group focuses on developing and promoting opportunities for healthy lifestyle choices at all ages. By raising awareness and supporting individuals and communities to be more active and involved
The sub-group provides people with information, skills and confidence to make informed decision to make positive lifestyle choices. Priorities and projects include Big World, Small World, Alcohol Awareness, Sexual Health information...
By providing opportunities for personal and community development this subgroup builds capacity at an individual and community level. Partners support the growth of community assets and help make ideas a reality.
This group focuses on improving communication and distribution of information to partners and the wider community. This contributes to supporting the development and promotion of the whole partnership.
Annandale & Eskdale
Safe & Healthy Action Partnership
The Annandale & Eskdale Safe and Healthy Action Partnership (SHAP) is a partnership of organisations, groups and community members working to improve the quality of life of people living in Annandale & Eskdale and address inequalities across the area.
The SHAP has evolved through local ownership and the aspiration to develop safer, healthier themes with the local health and social care integration partnership. The SHAP strives to improve health, well-being and quality of life of people living and working in Annandale and Eskdale. Although a whole population approach is taken there are efforts to target those people and groups with the greatest needs, with a view to reducing health inequalities.
Annandale & Eskdale SHAP
The Aims of the SHAP
The SHAP aims to;
• Work together to make best use of local resources, avoiding duplication whilst meeting local, priorities and needs.
• Work with communities to identify local needs and opportunities in relation to issues around safety and health.
• Work together to develop projects and initiatives or change services appropriate to these needs.
These activities are taken forward by the four working groups as highlighted above.