Health and social care
We believe that faith groups have an important role to play when it comes to health and care, often being the first place many people go when they need help or support.
FaithAction has been a part of the Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme run by the Department of Health, since its launch in 2009, and we work in partnership with the Department, Public Health England and NHS England as the voice of faith groups.
The Faith Health Portal is a collection of useful resources from across the sector which are aimed at faith groups and organisations, which they can use to tackle health issues within their communities, with early intervention and prevention. You’ll find a range of guidance and information on common health issues that a faith community may face and how they can address these needs, such as considerations for Muslims with diabetes or how to deal with domestic abuse in a faith community.
Also available are resources aimed at groups and organisations themselves, with support available for those looking to help shape their local services or get involved with commissioning, plus reports produced by FaithAction, including What a Difference Faith Makes… to Homelessness, which highlights the dual role that faith organisations play in the support of homeless people.
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