Charities unite to tackle health inequalities

The government welcomes new members, including FaithAction, to the voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

  • New membership of the Health and Wellbeing Alliance will ensure strong, diverse representation to reduce health inequalities
  • Backed by £2 million per year to support members’ work
  • People with mental health conditions, autism and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19 will shape policy to protect vulnerable communities

People’s voices and lived experiences will continue to be at the centre of health policy development and work to level up the UK, as the government welcomes new members to the voluntary community and social enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

Backed by £2 million a year, members including Age UK, Barnardo’s, Homeless Link, Hospice UK, National Autistic Society and Samaritans, will work together to promote good health and tackle inequalities across the UK.

The refreshed 19 Alliance members will ensure strong representation across the broadest range of lived experiences. They will represent the views of social care workers and older people, people bereaved by suicide, children and young people, people with learning disabilities and autism, those with mental health conditions, LGBTQ+ communities and minority communities, including refugees and Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities.

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