Warm Homes and Healthy People project shortlisted for award

Bradford's Warm Homes and Healthy People project has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The programme has been shortlisted for a 2013 Health Service Journal award in the category of Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government.

The initiative aimed to help vulnerable people keep warm by giving people information and advice, providing practical support and getting neighbours to help each other.

It was a partnership programme between Bradford Council, the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs): Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven; Bradford City; and Bradford Districts; and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) in the district.

Funding for the programme came from CCGs and the Department of Health.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday, 19 November.

Coun Amir Hussain, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Adult Services, said: "It is a real honour to be shortlisted for this award and shows the success of the scheme that directly helped some of the most vulnerable people in the district during the harsh winter weather."

Dr Piush Patel, the CCGs’ clinical lead for urgent care, said: “Harsh weather conditions can have a dramatic impact on everyday life, particularly for those who are most vulnerable – including the elderly and those with a long-term condition or disability – so it was really positive for health to work with the local authority and VCS groups to support people through last winter.”