Who’s Involved?

We have a great team to help us roll out the Elevate Programme including our CDHN team, external stakeholders and a project officer covering each of the five Health & Social Care Trust areas. We are also working with five fantastic dynamic organisations, one in each HSC Trust area, all with great experiences and practice examples to share with others through the Mentoring & Grants Programme. They are ARC Healthy Living Centre, County Down Rural Community Network, Mid-East Antrim Agewell Partnership, Women’s Tec and (Supporting People and Communities Everyday (SPACE).



Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is the lead organisation responsible for the delivery of Elevate.

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Community Development & Health Network

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities, improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities using a community development approach.

Mentoring Organisations

The Elevate Mentoring & Grants Programme recognises that networking and peer to peer learning are core elements of good community development practice. We have partnered with five organisations across Northern Ireland (one in each Trust area) that we believe demonstrate excellent community development practice and a solid commitment to tackling health inequalities. They will each support five local organisations through this structured Mentoring Programme which will entail one to one support and tailored peer to peer and group sessions. We will create opportunities for them to learn from the mentorship organisation and from each other.

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ARC Healthy Living Centre

The ARC Healthy Living Centre aims to improve the well-being of local people by bringing together a partnership of community health activities and services. ARC provides shared space, basing a range of health and well being services within the Centre. The ARC actively promotes community participation and volunteering – services are run for local people, by local people.


Bolster Community

Sometimes we all need a little help just to get by. At Bolster, we help families and individuals to get by when everyday life throws challenges at them. We do this through home visits, signposting and community programmes.

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County Down Rural Community Network

A voluntary umbrella body set up and managed by community groups in County Down. We are committed to an inclusive future where all citizens actively participate in local life, helping each other to create a healthy, peaceful, vibrant & sustainable society.

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Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership

MEAAP is a local inter-agency based partnership aimed at improving the lives of older people aged 60 years and over, living in the Ballymena, Larne & Carrickfergus areas.

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WOMEN’STEC is the largest quality provider of training for women in non-traditional skills in Northern Ireland. 

What is Elevate?

Elevate is providing opportunities for the development of skills, knowledge and expertise in community development as a way to tackle health inequalities.

The Elevate Model

The Elevate model outlines the work which is being carried out across each Trust area.

Meet the Elevate Team

We're delighted to have fantastic staff members who are delivering the programme with enthusiasm.


Read some of the testimonials provided by our clients, partners, contributors and attendees.