The partnership received funding as part of NHS England’s Health Inequalities Programme to support work being done to build resilient communities and tackle health inequalities across Walsall.

The funding was awarded following a robust process using the Core20PLUS5 framework to  identify projects where there was a clear link to reducing inequalities, within one of five clinical areas for improvement, and within the most deprived areas of Walsall.

A total number of sixteen projects have been funded until April 2024, many of which are delivered through the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, to those people most at risk or experiencing poor health outcomes and reduced life expectancy. 

All of the projects will be evaluated, and the data and intelligence will be used to look at how we can work more collaboratively in the future, and which approaches work best when engaging with our diverse communities.

More information on the projects can be found here.