WHY is the Parish Nursing Service needed?
Our parish is in the top 7% of deprivation in the country (2018). The Marmot Review entitled “Fair society, Healthy lives” (2010) states that those living in the poorest areas die on average 7 years earlier and spend an average of 17 years living with a disability than those living in areas that are more prosperous. The key factor in implementing change is encouraging people to take control of their own lives. Health assessments, sharing of information and sign posting seeks to empower those in the parish to make positive health choices.
We wouldn’t be able to offer this service without the generous help of personal donors and larger charitable trusts such as:
- The National Lottery Community Fund
- The Number One Trust
- Sheffield Town Trust
- Sheffield Church Burgesses
- The Diocese of Sheffield
- Harry Bottom Charitable Foundation
- St Agatha’s Trust