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Together to receive share of £6.8 million

Posted on 16, March 2012

Together is to receive around £300,000 to test and develop innovative approaches to improve health and wellbeing, Care Services Minister Paul Burstow announced.

Voluntary sector organisations submitted funding bids to the Department of Health setting out how they could help their communities by improving care for thousands of vulnerable people.

The money will be used to continue the development of Together’s existing and future ‘Your Way’ services; an innovative new way of providing mental health support which is built around the individual’s needs and goals.

Said Together CEO Liz Felton: “We’re delighted to have received the support from the Department of Health for this groundbreaking work. Your Way supports people to think creatively about their future and help them find ways to stay well. We believe people with mental health issues can and should lead independent and fulfilling lives, and Your Way helps them achieve that.”

Announcing the funding Paul Burstow said:

“This will improve the lives of thousands of people across England, helping them to lead healthier and more independent lives. It is crucial that we continue to champion our voluntary organisations, because their expertise allows them to design and develop innovative solutions to the big challenges we face in health, public health and social care.

“These exciting projects are more than worthy of our support and I am delighted that the money will be spent on providing individuals and local communities with the tools to tackle health and well being.”

Notes to Editors:

For further information, please contact Robyn Clark, PR & Marketing Officer at Together, Tel: 0207 780 7376/07734 870065 or Email: robyn-clark@together-uk.org

The money comes from the Department’s Innovation, Excellence, Strategic and Development (IESD) fund.