Kick Start 2 Health

A North Liverpool charity has been boosted by a grant of £40,000 from the Steve Morgan Foundation to help with its work to engage and improve wellbeing within the local community.

The Breckfield & North Everton Neighbourhood Council has received the grant to help with the role of a Health Worker as part of their Kick-Start 2 Health programme, delivering health-based activities and support to vulnerable adults in the community.

BNENC plan to provide a whole raft of activities to help reduce isolation in the community and improve health and wellbeing.

Bob Blanchard, BNENC’s Director of Funding and Development, said: “Without the support of organisations like the Steve Morgan Foundation, BNENC would not be able to deliver resources and support geared to those most in need. 

“The support that we have received from the Steve Morgan Foundation has been exemplary and to have them believing in our organisation and supporting our work in the local community means a lot to us all at BNENC – I cannot thank them enough.”

Alan Donnelly, Community Development Officer at BNENC, added:  “This funding is vital for our community and will provide opportunities for local vulnerable adults to engage in positive social activities that will impact greatly on the health and wellbeing of all involved.”

BNENC had been established to tackle prevailing issues of poor health, housing, education, high crime and high unemployment and provides a wide range of activities and information to help local residents.

These initiatives include not just the Kick Start programme but also gym and exercise classes, training and workshops, IT and employment support, debt advice, a food poverty programme and after school clubs.

“BNEC is a really down-to-earth and influential organisation run by well-trained staff and volunteers which is a catalyst for good in the community,” says Jane Harris, Director of Regional Funding with the Steve Morgan Foundation.

“As well as the wide range of core activities the charity provides, it is also the umbrella organisation for 35 community groups, providing a meeting venue, and co-ordinating training and resources. 

“The Wellbeing Officer post will add value to the older person’s programme and will ensure improved community engagement and wellbeing, and the trustees of the Steve Morgan Foundation were delighted to approve the application.”

*For further information about the BNENC or to get involved in the project call the charity on 0151 288 8400 and ask to speak with Alan. 

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