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Prince's Foundation Award Recognises Dedication

May 27, 2009 2:39 PM

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A condition management programme run in the Clyde area has been recognised by a national award from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

The programme won the Scotland Award sponsored by the Scottish Government at the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health Awards in London. These awards recognise projects dedicated to increasing the wellbeing of people who have poor health.

The condition management programmes consider health in its widest sense, taking into account lifestyle, emotional well-being, work and meaningful occupation. The programme focuses on assisting people improve and manage their health, fostering self- belief and coping skills. Services are tailored to fit the individual’s needs and service users are actively involved in both the delivery and ongoing development of the programme.

Clyde programme director Jean Blackwood explained: “People with chronic health conditions can languish in unemployment for years, gradually losing hope and skills and becoming socially isolated. The Condition Management Programme which is funded by the department of work and pensions and provided by NHS staff in partnership with Jobcentre Plus as part of the Pathways to Work Programme helps to bridge the gap between health and work, thereby allowing people to turn their lives around.”

This prestigious award was presented by HRH The Prince of Wales and the ceremony was attended by Jean Blackwood Clyde programme director, Fiona Fraser, senior practitioner, and service user Robert Manderson who is currently undertaking an Open University course.

In the photo from left to right are - Robert Manderson a former service user, Fiona Fraser, Senior Condition Management Practitioner and Jean Blackwood Programme Director, Clyde Condition Management Programme

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For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.



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