Ten health and care charities win £40,000 each for their ‘outstanding’ work

Charities supporting families impacted by alcohol and drug abuse and the mental health of dads are among ten voluntary organisations to win £40,000 for their “outstanding work improving health and wellbeing”.

The charities have been named as the winners of the 2022 GSK Impact Awards, which is run by the pharma giant with care charity The King’s Fund.

Their £40,000 prize is in unrestricted funding, and they also receive a package of support and leadership advice.

Winners include Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD), which supports people concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use.

Another is Kent based Dads Unlimited, which helps fathers across England who are undergoing family breakdown.

Others including BHA for Equality, which tackles health inequalities among ethnic communities in the North of England and Brigstowe, which supports people living with long term health conditions in the Bristol area.

Cancer support charity Trekstock, domestic abuse survivors’ charity The Haven Wolverhampton and young people’s mental health charity Mancroft Advice Project have also received awards.

Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid, Dementia Forward and Haemochromatosis are other winners.

“We are proud to support the ten winning charities, all of which have gone above and beyond to respond to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said The King’s Fund leadership and organisational development assistant director Lisa Weaks.

“The support provided by charities for people’s health and wellbeing has never been more important, and we were inspired by the many memorable examples of new services and innovative initiatives the winners have developed in response to the changing needs of the people and communities they serve.

“We were also really impressed by the strength of leadership shown by the winning organisations, and we hope they will benefit from the development and support opportunities offered by these awards.”

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