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Wellbeing foundation grant puts a smile on Stockport young patients’ faces

December 21, 2015

A much-loved ‘clown doctor’ will now be able to visit children in Stockport’s Stepping Hill NHS Hospital children’s ward throughout 2016 thanks to a grant from the Care UK wellbeing foundation.

Lambeth and Southwark stroke patients to benefit from arts grant

December 9, 2015

A project that will use art to capture the experiences and feelings of people in south London who have had a stroke will now go ahead, thanks to a grant from the Care UK wellbeing foundation, which promotes initiatives that use the arts to increase health and wellbeing.

Care UK grant helps to improve health and wellbeing of older people on the Isle of Wight

June 16, 2015

An Isle of Wight café that encourages older people to keep active and engaged through arts-based activities can continue into 2016 thanks to a grant from the Care UK wellbeing foundation.

Bristol baby and toddler group receive boost from Care UK wellbeing foundation

June 3, 2015

Babies and toddlers in the St. George’s area of Bristol are about to receive a fun-time boost that will help to develop their creativity thanks to a grant from the Care UK wellbeing foundation.

Young people join inclusive new theatre production thanks to Care UK grant

May 19, 2015

Young people throughout the Ipswich area will have the chance to learn new skills and join an exciting new theatre production, thanks to a grant from the Care UK wellbeing foundation.

Young people in Gloucestershire get their first taste of music thanks to Care UK grant

May 7, 2015

Young people in Gloucestershire are set to benefit from a Care UK wellbeing foundation grant. The foundation has given a grant of £1,600 to the People’s Pod, a youth group that meets twice a week in a portable building in Tetbury.

Tea dances improve life for people living with dementia in Hertfordshire

May 1, 2015

A new initiative, run by a Hertfordshire-based organisation and funded by the Care UK wellbeing foundation, is set to use the nostalgia of tea dances to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia. Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA), a Welwyn Garden City-based not for profit organisation, runs the SMILE (Support Me in Life Engagement) […]

The power of music opens up communication to young people

February 11, 2015

National charity Jessie’s Fund was one of the first groups to receive a donation from the Care UK Wellbeing Foundation and, in recent months, seriously ill children have been benefiting from the music therapy the charity has been able to provide. Based in York, Jessie’s Fund helps seriously ill and disabled children through the use […]

Care UK grant helps Winchester-based charity put smiles on children’s faces

February 6, 2015

A Winchester-based charity that helps young and old people across the south communicate through music therapy has received the first grant to be given in Hampshire from the Care UK Wellbeing Foundation. Hampshire children with profound and multiple disabilities are now gaining confidence, communicating and having fun with music thanks to the £2,000 grant which […]

Northumberland-based charity that makes dreams come true receives grant from Care UK Wellbeing Foundation

December 5, 2014

The £1,000 grant from the foundation will enable Josie’s Dragonfly Trust to continue supporting children treated in 26 children’s cancer specialist hospitals across the UK by regularly giving large parcels, weighing about 15kg, full of activities and arts and crafts supplies. Fundraising director Jane Dennison said: “We are deeply thankful to the foundation for its […]

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