CSH awarded funding for a new sustainable healthcare project
The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) is delighted to announce that we have received funding for a new sustainable healthcare project from Postcode Local Trust.
Postcode Local Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, and CSH's project has recently received £18,282 from the Trust to establish a Green and Blue Health Project in Jericho - a scenic area just to the north of Oxford City Centre. By the end of 2017, CSH will create a walking route taking in local landmarks including 'blue' space by the Oxford Canal towpath and green areas, as well as linking with the local GP surgery and several schools. CSH will oversee the training of volunteer healthwalk leaders to run regular organised walks along the route, and will also produce a map of the trail and install waymarker signs so that local people can take part in self-guided walks along the route.
The project will provide an attractive, social setting for exercise as even small increases in activity can deliver huge health benefits - both to people's physical and mental wellbeing. It will also enable CSH to create a new project taking forward several of our principles for sustainable healthcare:
- preventative healthcare
- patient empowerment and self care
- low carbon alternatives to traditional interventions.
In this way, the Jericho Green and Blue Project will benefit hundreds of local people and also promote a greener NHS.