CRUN had participated in a previous round of Elevate and delivered a programme aimed at creating building blocks to increase self-esteem and confidence to a group of 30 individuals who had become cut off from society. The group applied to the Elevate programme again as they felt it was a brilliant opportunity to network, engage with the community, learn more and improve their knowledge and response to local community health inequalities.
It was necessary to take the previous work further to lay firmer foundations to address the health inequalities identified with the hope these will be sustained into the future. A 10-week programme around the four key cornerstones of Stress Management, Personal Development, Diet and Exercise was developed and made available on both Zoom and face to face. The group had been identified from participants in a self –esteem and confidence building course. 20 people aged 25 –70 were identified to attend the sessions by breaking down social isolation barriers especially for those who had to shield due to Covid.
The organisation also wished to focus on increasing its networking opportunities. As a small team, they were busy delivering programmes and working with the community and felt they would like to reassess their focus and felt that the Elevate mentoring programme could help with this.