Health and Wellbeing Partnership Information about projects the Health and Wellbeing Partnership has funded

Projects the Partnership has funded

The Health and Wellbeing Partnership has provided funding to projects through the Health and Wellbeing Partnership Fund in 2016/17 and 2017/18. This provides voluntary and community groups with an opportunity to support the delivery of projects and activities to the benefit of the local community.

Here are some of the projects we have funded in 2016/17 and 2017/18:

Physical Activity

Shape Up (Men's Weight Management Programme) by Watford FC's Community Sport & Education Trust
This project delivers nutritional education alongside physical activity. Each programme is completed over a 12 week period. It targets male residents with a BMI of 30+, or 28+ for Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) groups because of higher health risks in these populations.

Health Assessment Referral Programme by 1Life's Sport & Health Development Team
This project will operate in general practitioner surgeries and community settings to deliver health clinics on the importance of being active in the maintenance of good health. This project will work closely with Citizens Advice St Albans District's (CASTAD) "Social Prescribing" scheme as part of the "whole systems" approach linking people to non-clinical service providers.

Links Academy Climbing Project by Links Academy
This cross-priority project will provide weekly climbing sessions delivered over an academic year to students from Links Academy.

Hertfordshire Health Walks by Hertfordshire Health Walks - Countryside Management Service
This project will expand the provision of free, short volunteer-led walks to London Colney.

Mental Health

Arts on Prescription (AOP) (Phases 3 & 4) by St Albans Arts Team (1Life)
The project takes a creative approach to addressing mental ill health by giving those involved the opportunity to explore their artistic sides in a safe, informal environment. Participants take part in 9 artist-facilitated sessions which help them to overcome feelings of social isolation and increase their sense of wellbeing. 

Social Prescribing St Albans District by Citizens Advice St Albans District (CASTAD)
This project will pilot a "Social Prescribing" model, linking people with sources of non-medical support within the community. The project will increase signposting and referral pathways for people wanting to improve their sense of wellbeing. Collaboration between a wide range of community organisations will enable those involved to access advice, arts and sport on prescription, therapeutic volunteering, and to support work.

Enhanced Signposting by the Living Room
This project will work to develop strong links and networks with other providers of social prescribing.

District Offer Update Report

Please see the attachment below for an update of projects from phases 1 and 2 of the District Offer.

Further Information

For further information on any of the above projects please contact Scott Rawlinson at
Date of last review: 15 August 2017