The Wellbeing for Longer in Glasgow Fund 2023-25 supports 19 organisations across Glasgow.
Purpose of Fund
The Wellbeing for Longer in Glasgow Fund is a 2 year fund, worth £580,000 per year. 19 projects are funded in Glasgow who aim to support adult residents of Glasgow, most at risk of social isolation, to improve/sustain their health & wellbeing and to reduce isolation.
Impact Funding Partners manage this fund on behalf of the Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.
Outcomes of Funding
Funded projects work with people most at risk because of at least one of the following:
All protected characteristics such as disability and age or other barriers such as language and money
Including young people leaving home, bereavement, becoming a parent and retirement
Including conditions which may limit your ability to leave the house or interact with others.
Address Health Issues
Address health inequalities and improve health
Improve Social Inclusion
Improve social inclusion, enabling residents who are isolated to be more connected.
Hear Their Stories…
Good Morning Service
This is the story of Albert who was referred to Good Morning Service by his GP in 2016 with a sense of personal worthlessness, hopelessness and thoughts of ending his life. Good Morning Service built up a relationship and trust with Albert, and found out what was causing these feelings…View Case Study
When Susan was diagnosed with dementia she and her husband Eddie found it difficult to find social activities they both enjoyed. That was before they found the Memory Spinners programme run by Scottish Opera which uses music and performing arts to help reduce social isolation for those living with dementia.View Case Study
Wellbeing For Longer in Glasgow Blogs
World Mental Health Day
Flourish House is a community mental health charity in Glasgow. It has been open for over 20 years and currently has over 250 members. This is a snapshot of the summer of 2020 at the charity where they had to adapt their services during the Covid19 lockdown to continue to support their members and the local community.View Case Study
Village Storytelling Centre
Oh The Stories We Could Tell’ is a storytelling programme run by the Village Storytelling Centre for older people across Greater Pollok, Newlands & Auldburn that hopes to capture those stories and experiences; to bring people together in a warm, welcoming space where they feel supported, valued and heard.View Case Study