WHO Belfast Healthy Cities Awards 2016
The fourth annual WHO Belfast Healthy Cities Awards has taken place with organisations being recognised for their work aimed at tackling health inequality and promoting wellbeing in Belfast.
The Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Brian Kingston presented awards to winning and highly commended projects in four categories: Promoting Health Equity; Engaging for Change; Healthy Places; Healthy Living.
Delegates at the ceremony also heard presentations from this year’s Explorer Bursary winners, Pamela Frazer from Alzheimer’s Society who travelled to Galway to explore good practice in dementia friendly environments and Neil Galway from QUB who explored best practice in Child Friendly Places in Sweden and Denmark.
Promoting Health Equity
Winner: Council for the Homeless (NI) - FareShare NI
Highly Commended: Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke - Health and Homeless Service
Alzheimer’s Society - Dementia Friendly Communities
Windsor Women’s Centre - Harvest Health
Engaging for Change
Winner: Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and Choice Housing Ireland Ltd - Well Aware Programme
Highly Commended: Linking Generations Northern Ireland - Linking Learning Growing Together
Belfast Health & Social Care Trust - Working Better Together: Improving the Podiatric Care of Homeless People in Belfast
Winner: Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health - Peter’s Hill Garden Project
Highly Commended: The Conservation Volunteers - Musgrave Community Garden
Winner: Street Soccer NI – Street Soccer Academy
Highly Commended: Sustrans – Active School Travel Project
Ulster Wildlife - ParkLife