Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project (NHIP)
Research has indicated that people who live in deprived areas are at a higher risk of suffering from ill health and have a lower life expectancy than the population as a whole. The Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Department co-ordinates and supports projects in areas identified as ‘Neighbourhood Renewal’. These projects are funded by the Department for Communities (DfC) and administered by the Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Department in partnership with local community organisations.
The Neighbourhood Renewal Projects use a community development approach to involve local people in the decisions and actions that affect their health. The projects bring together representatives from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities within Neighbourhood Renewal areas throughout the West.
Northern Sector (Derry/Londonderry, Strabane and Limavady)
The Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project (NHIP) provides support to 6 locations:
- Areas within Limavady
- Areas within Strabane
- Four areas within Derry/Londonderry
- Outer West (Ballymagroarty, Hazelbank, the Glen and Rosemount)
- Outer North (Carnhill, Galliagh and Shantallow)
- Triax (Bishop Street, Bogside, Brandywell, Creggan and the Fountain
- Waterside (Caw, Currynerrin, Gobnascale and Tullyally).
NHIP implements a wide range of health improvement programmes which aim to reduce obesity, improve mental health and wellbeing and increase collaboration.
If you live in any of the above Neighbourhood Renewal areas and would like to learn more about local programmes, please contact the Health Improvement Equality and Involvement Department.
Southern Sector (Enniskillen and Omagh)
The Neighbourhood Renewal (NR) Project delivers a range of health and wellbeing programmes in the following Neighbourhood Renewal areas of Enniskillen:
- Windmill Heights
- Galliagh Park
- Rossorry Church Road
- The Brook
- Willoughby Place
- Old Henry Street
- Enniskillen Town centre
- Kilmacormick 1
The project also delivers in the following areas of Omagh:
- Gallows Hill and Johnston Park
- O’Kane Park
- Mullaghmore and Castleview
If you live in any of the above Neighbourhood Renewal areas and would like to learn more about local programmes or would like to get involved, please contact the Health Improvement Equality and Involvement Department.
For more information on NHIP and NR, please contact the HIEI Department on;
Phone: 028 7186 5127