We want to celebrate the difference each funded project can make to the lives of so many people living in challenging circumstances. In exemplifying the impact of these projects, we can learn, share knowledge and inspire others to support our work.
The project provides art therapy to children and young people with Rheumatic conditions at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. This is achieved through one-to-one art psychotherapy and open group art therapy. The art therapy interventions contribute to the mental health and wellbeing of patients by offering a safe space to express feelings about their condition.
Glasgow City Mission is delighted to accept this generous donation from the HOPE Foundation which will be used towards providing a lifeline emergency accommodation service for rough sleepers in Glasgow. Not only does the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter provide a safe place for people to sleep out of harm’s way and from the harsh winter weather, crucially, it provides access to healthcare interventions that often would not otherwise be accessed. The HOPE Foundation’s donation will mean that some of Glasgow’s most vulnerable and chaotic individuals can receive the vital healthcare that they need, and ultimately save lives. We are most grateful and look forward to working closely with the Foundation going forward.
The two-day Primary Trauma Care course covers the management of injured patients, taking into account resource constraints experienced in low and middle-income countries. Training on this course empowers health care professionals working in resource-limited settings to deliver initial emergency care with limited resources.
PAMIS Wellbeing project makes a positive difference to the lives of unpaid carers of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). The project provides access to high quality talking therapies and inclusive/accessible wellbeing activities. Unpaid carers of people with PMLD face very challenging living circumstances. This therefore specifically targets unpaid PMLD carers.PAIMS funding breakdown
This project in Glasgow offers emergency accommodation to homeless individuals over the winter months. The team provide support to guests for housing, social support other services. Almost 600 people used the shelter last winter. Nurse practitioners from the local health clinics attend the shelter in the mornings to provide on-site medical care for injuries and break down the barriers that prevent homeless individuals from accessing health care.
Glasgow based Medics Against Violence was founded by healthcare workers dealing with the consequences of violence every day. As part of their Schools Programme, MAV will run a mindfulness workshop for teachers working with young people in areas where violence and its health consequences are apparent. This enables teachers to introduce meditation as a calming classroom activity.
Eiger Music is a Glasgow community based charity working to increase the wellbeing, community cohesion and reduce isolation and loneliness through music workshops and ‘learning by ear’ opportunities for those living in difficult circumstances.
ReSurge Africa is a Scottish charity led by surgeons who bring training and skills to the medical community primarily in West Africa. This project will train up to 30 surgeons from across the region in micro surgery techniques, particularly to benefit patients living with the severe disfigurements as a result of Noma.
As part of the College’s ongoing partnership work in Malawi a new course for health workers will help them identify and address the problems of the diabetic foot, improving outcomes and reducing the need for surgery in areas where access to facilities is highly limited.
The Vine Trust is an international charity based in Leith, Scotland. It delivers medical projects, including a clinic ship visiting Amazonian Peru. This grant supports the costs of one volunteer physician to participate in a 2019 expedition. The 2018 expeditions supported around 180,000 patients.
This grant supports UK volunteers to train 27 health workers from across disciplines in safer surgery and to further train 12 of these health workers to be trainers themselves so that they can continue to promote safer surgery across this area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This project is a partnership with King's College London.