Our work

We work across Greater Manchester, from the ground up, to identify the impacts of poverty on health. We then develop initiatives, provide practical support or promote existing grassroots projects to reduce these health inequalities.

Our on-the-ground work informs us of the changes that need to be made in practice and in policy.

We share our insights with local and national organisations, governments and policy makers. We make visible the health challenges faced in our communities which are often overlooked by the system.

Together we can work towards building a society which positively nurtures the health of its population.

Shared Health Foundation Our Work and Approach

Current Projects

Deprivation Health

We are building and supporting a clinical workforce who are prepared to work in areas of deprivation, effectively and passionately.

Families experiencing Homelessness (aka Homeless Families)

Improving the mental and physical health outcomes for parents and children experiencing homelessness.

Young Person's Mental Health

Increasing the number of health professionals, and those working within clinical settings, who are confident discussing mental health and resilience with young people (including those self-harming or at-risk of harm).

Healthy Gems Hub

Engaging families and children in Oldham at the point of need, to help access health and wellbeing resources.

Perinatal Health Outcomes

Improving the mental health of vulnerable parents and pregnant women with the wider effect of improving health outcomes of infants throughout the perinatal stages.

Health and Wellbeing Education

Building a model of health engagement and improve health education outcomes for vulnerable families.

Other things we're working on

Here are some ongoing and early stage projects that we're also working on.

Oldham Poverty Truth Commission

Bringing together local residents and civic leaders to prompt positive changes in policy and practice. Early stage project, reports sharing our experience and findings due in 2022.

Policy and Advocacy

An opportunity for you to get involved with our work with homeless families as we build a network of advocates who will help us campaign locally and nationally for policy change.

Network of Champions

Bringing together medics who are passionate about seeing the person behind the diagnosis, by helping them to understand the effects deprivation may be having on them.