HEALTH AND DISABILITY

We strongly believe that the local church is of vital significance in God’s strategy to advance the Kingdom. As the local church tries to reach its community and beyond, it needs to be equipped. We use resources from other ministries. For example, look how well Alpha has served local mission over the last few years.


As we try to meet the needs of those in the community, we can also be equipped by many ministries who have developed training and materials for us to use. It enables the local church to make a tried and tested response to local problems.It promotes the role of the church in addressing social issues in their communities. It avoids the ‘re invention of the wheel’. Listed in this section are ministries and organisations that can help you.

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YOUNGER 4 LONGER
Younger 4 Longer Training trains churches to provide the successful community based 'Younger 4 Longer' ® exercise programme - evidence based exercise sessions for older people in the community. The founder, Diane Priest, based in Wimborne, Dorset gained More ...
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MEGAFITNESS
Mega Fitness is a church based community fitness project. This simple idea provides a platform to bring new people in touch with the church and mobilise church volunteers. MegaFitness benefits the whole person and is for all ages, from toddlers to 90’s. More ...
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SELF HARM TRAINING
One out of ten young people in the UK self-harm. Do you know what to do? selfharm.co.uk has been delivering training and awareness sessions on self-harm for the past three years across the UK. It regularly runs public and in-house training in a number of More ...
The Happiness Course
THE HAPPINESS COURSE
Life is full of paradoxes. Here’s one: since World War Two, this nation’s wealth has skyrocketed, but people’s happiness or wellbeing has not – it’s flatlined. Advertisers, the media and filmmakers tell us that happiness is found primarily through accumul More ...
Listening Books
LISTENING BOOKS
Listening Books work with over 27,000 people across the UK who have an illness, disability or learning difficulty which makes it difficult or impossible for them to read in the usual way. They have a library of over 7000 audiobooks including a wealth of More ...
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SAFE CHOICES
Choices courses lead to outcomes of reduced depression and anxiety, jobs and learning, employability and motivation, and resilience and lasting change. Choices is a holistic programme based on cognitive behavioural therapy and vocational support. This More ...
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PROSPECTS
We think of Prospects as a mission to people with learning disabilities. There are over 1.4 million people with learning disabilities in the UK; they are in every parish and every community, and they need to know that Jesus loves them. Prospects provides More ...
Geoff Knott
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PARISH NURSING MINISTRIES
Most people with health needs spend very little time in hospital or hospices where spiritual care happens through chaplaincy. Unless their need is known by a local minister, people may receive very little in the way of spiritual care in the community, oth More ...
Geoff Knott
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HEALING ON THE STREETS
Healing on the Streets is a simple and gentle ministry that releases the church OUT THERE on the streets of our town or city. It creates stepping stones for people to come to know Jesus, and along the way they get healed. It really is amazing what God is More ...
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The Sidelined
As a result of Brexit, there are many people feeling disempowered. Whether they feel unheard or just angry at the situation, the outcome of disempowerment is the same. More ...
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