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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.

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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


Healthy Places

Winner: Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health - Peter’s Hill Garden Project

Highly Commended: The Conservation Volunteers - Musgrave Community Garden


Healthy Living

Winner: Street Soccer NI – Street Soccer Academy

Highly Commended: Sustrans – Active School Travel Project

Ulster Wildlife - ParkLife