Cash injection for doctor scheme

A PROJECT to improve the health of people living on Weston's housing estates has been given a share of a £1million grant to develop its services. The Community Doctors For All scheme was set up to improve the well-being and life expectancies of families l

A PROJECT to improve the health of people living on Weston's housing estates has been given a share of a £1million grant to develop its services.The Community Doctors For All scheme was set up to improve the well-being and life expectancies of families living on the Bournville, Coronation, Oldmixon and Potteries estates and it has now become a social enterprise pathfinder for the Department of Health.The For All Healthy Living Company, which works with the Primary Care Trust and the Locality Health Centre in Lonsdale Avenue on the Bournville to ensure residents have access to good quality health care services, put in the successful bid.Hundreds of projects were considered for the pathfinder initiative but Weston's scheme was one of only 25 to be chosen. Chris Born, chief executive of North Somerset Primary Care Trust, said: "The PCT is very pleased to be part of this project and to be supporting a range of diverse providers to deliver local healthcare services."Community Doctors For All intends to work for the benefit of both individuals and the community more widely and the learning we all gain from the project will be shared across the North Somerset health and social care services." Community Doctors For All has evolved as part of the For All Healthy Living Project, a partnership set up between residents, statutory agencies and voluntary sector organisations.Now it has been awarded social enterprise status, the For All Healthy Living Company can work with people on Weston's estates to develop the services they need and reinvest any income into providing additional services.


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