Raft of Hastings council health projects with £1.2m funding

Hastings Borough Council wants to spend the money on a range of initiatives
Hastings Borough Council wants to spend the money on a range of initiatives

Hastings council is set to a agree a series of initiatives designed to improve health inequality using £1.2m of funding.

Hastings Borough Council officers have put together a programme of health projects using NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) money, with cabinet due to discuss it on Monday evening (August 8).

The Healthy Hastings and Rother Programme is designed to address health inequalities in the most deprived parts of Hastings, St Leonards and Bexhill.

Now in its second year, the 2016/17 programme will ‘focus resources on developing fewer but larger scale projects’, with three key areas: health and wellbeing centres, healthy homes – people, and healthy homes – places.

The £1.2m would be divided between the three areas, with money being used for grants, improving centres, helping people left homeless or in unsuitable homes when being discharged from hospital, and to tackle fuel poverty.

If successful, projects within the programme should begin to reduce health inequalities and impact positively on the community, the report says.

Councillors will discuss it at 6pm at Aquila House.

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