Asset-based community development respiratory clinics — call for EOIs, seed-funding available

The Health Foundation recently sponsored a project to develop a new model of Respiratory community clinic that uses asset-based community development approaches to improve wellbeing and reduce the anxiety and social isolation experienced by many individuals with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

COPD is a major health problem in the UK and causes 1 in 20 deaths. It is the second most common cause of NHS emergency admission.

Asset-based community development approaches are thought to be useful in aiding self-management of the condition and in developing coping strategies and mutual support networks.

The Health Foundation now wishes to support and seed-fund six additional sites for such clinics in the East and West Midlands to spread and further evaluate the model. Seed-funding of up to £25,000 per site is available. The inclusion of third sector providers is a key criteria for application.

To find out more about submitting an Expression of Interest download the EOI.

Sites will utilise the principles of the existing RIPPLE model — download the explanatory document.

The closing date for EOIs is 12.00 on the 26TH February 2016.


Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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