49 new self management funded projects announced at ALLIANCE Annual Conference 2021
At the opening of Equally Valued: Equally Connected, the 2021 ALLIANCE Annual Conference, 49 new self management funded projects were announced by Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care and Professor Ian Welsh OBE, Chief Executive of the ALLIANCE.
This investment from the Self Management Fund, administered by the ALLIANCE, is made possible by the continued support and investment from the Scottish Government of £2 million annually, as well as an additional investment of £150,000 from the William Grant Foundation.
The Fund supports self management of long term conditions, which in some cases has been made even more challenging by the pandemic, this is help across Scotland for people living with conditions that include autism and diabetes, supporting folk to be in the driving seat of their own health care.
Projects include Thistle Foundation who will work to support people living with Long Covid and Scottish Ballet who will develop a resource package to support families living with neurological conditions who can’t join in group sessions to be able to get involved in dance from their bedside.
Professor Ian Welsh OBE, said:
“These projects reflect the substantial need that has arisen as a result of the pandemic and the restrictions taken which has led many children and adults living with long term conditions to experience a deterioration in their overall health and wellbeing.”
The impact of the pandemic on children and young adults’ health and emotional wellbeing was a recurring theme in the applications received resulting in a range of projects being invested in. Children’s Health Scotland will develop an online group programme for children aged between 10 and 17 and PLUS (Forth Valley) Limited will work with young adults (21+) to feel better able to cope with the impact of COVID-19 to rebuild their confidence, resilience and improve their wellbeing.
Find out about the projects receiving funding.