Healthy Valleys

Healthy Valleys

Charity information

Healthy Valleys

The aim of Healthy Valleys is to reduce health inequalities and promote positive lifestyle change for people who experience economic and social exclusion in rural South Lanarkshire

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    To promote positive lifestyle change for the people of the Clydesdale locality through the provision of a range of community development programmes which offer them sustainable health, improvement, development and gain.

    Tackling health inequalities: Healthy Valleys is committed to providing an integrated programme of services which tackle the wider determinants of health and ameliorate deprivation;

    Addressing local health needs: Healthy Valleys endeavours to address the health needs of local residents in a holistic fashion. This involves assessing need in a broad fashion and extending a range of healthcare options to clients in order that all of their needs are addressed;

    Community Involvement: Healthy Valleys continually looks for new and innovative means to increase community involvement in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of community health services;

    Partnership working: Healthy Valleys continues to work with mainstream services, private, voluntary and community sector agencies in pursuit of its Organisational objectives;

    Additionality and Sustainability: Healthy Valleys endeavours to deliver services that respond to unmet demand and which are sustainable over the long term.

  • Aims

    Healthy Valleys aims to:

    • Increase health education and awareness to enable local people to make positive lifestyle choices
    • Maintain a high level of community involvement in the planning, development, delivery and evaluation of community health services and in the management of Healthy Valleys
    • Increase access to new and existing facilities and services within the rural area
    • Provide an integrated programme of services, delivered in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary sector providers, which tackle the wider determinants of health
    • Tackle the problems associated with individual isolation and loneliness
  • Overview

    Established: March 2003

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 5

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 01555 880666

    Address: 31 Stuart Terrace Rigside Lanark ML11 9NN

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