Nominations for Wiltshire’s 2015 Public Health Awards are now closed.
In 2015, more than 100 nominations were received from across the county, celebrating the diversity and quality of work of the individuals, groups, organisations and businesses that help to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities.
The 2015 award ceremony took place on 8 June 2016 at County Hall, Trowbridge, and was hosted by Cllr Keith Humphries and Corporate Director and Director of Public Health Maggie Rae.
2015 categories and winners
There are a range of categories for you to choose from.
Tackling health inequalities in the community award: for work which has helped to reduce health inequalities in the community. It could be any work which has focused on particular groups, ages, settings or areas in Wiltshire that suffer from poorer health as a result of inequalities.
- Winner: Dance Six-0
- Shortlisted: Wiltshire Walking Football and Wiltshire Street Games
Tackling obesity award: for work that has contributed to reducing obesity in Wiltshire. It could be any work which has focused on improving healthy eating, increasing physical activity or changing health behaviour in children, young people and / or adults.
- Winner: The Calne HACCA (Healthy Active Calne Community Area)
- Shortlisted: Calne and Devizes Community Air Quality Action Plan Groups (Beat the Street) and Catherine Maxwell (ABC Cook)
The Pasante improved sexual health and/or reduced teenage pregnancies award: for work which has improved sexual health and/or reduced teenage pregnancies. It could be a service aimed at promoting sexual health for young people or a campaign to promote screening.
- Winner: Sexual Health Services, Swindon and Wiltshire Local Pharmaceutical Committee
- Shortlisted: Wiltshire No Worries Scheme
Innovation in public health award: for work which shows new approaches to improving people’s health. it could be anything from energy efficiency advice which helps frail elderly people to keep a warmer home, to a school-based health and wellbeing drop-in centre.
- Winner: Living Well Scheme, Salisbury Medical Practice
- Shortlisted: Healthwatch Wiltshire, Investors in Carers and Wiltshire Air Ambulance (blood project)
Improvement in mental health and wellbeing award: for work which has improved mental health and wellbeing. It could be anything from offering support to get back into work to those unable to do so because of long term mental health issues, to a walking group that results in improved mental health and wellbeing.
- Winner: Mental Wellbeing Programme – Active Plus
- Highly Commended: Zone Club at Wiltshire Music Centre
- Shortlisted: Dementia Aware Project and Dorothy House Hospice Care
Promoting safety and reducing harm award: for work which has helped to keep people safe and reduce harm. It could be anything from a workplace stop smoking scheme to support for those living with addiction or projects to help prevent childhood accidents.
- Winner: Bradford on Avon Community Emergency Volunteers
- Shortlisted: Wiltshire Air Ambulance (education project) and Wiltshire Safe Places
Workplace health and wellbeing award: for a workplace or employer which has improved employee health and wellbeing. It could be anything from offering healthy options in a canteen to reducing workplace injuries through innovative training programmes.
- Winner: Lyons Seafood
- Shortlisted: Wiltshire Council (healthy workplace charter) and Danone
Primary care contribution to public health award: to recognise the contribution primary care providers make to the delivery of public health and health improvement programmes, projects and services.
- Winner: Bowel Screening Programme, Hindon Surgery
- Highly commended: Heart Failure Programme (Dr Chet Sheth)
- Shortlisted: Swindon and Wiltshire LPC – Young Diabetes Programme
The Liquid Media public award for an outstanding contribution to improving health and wellbeing: this award is to recognise the outstanding contribution that one individual, group or organisation has made to improving health and wellbeing. You might want to nominate a sports coach, support group leader or maybe a team of inspirational play workers.
The winner of the award was voted for by the audience at the ceremony.
- Winner: The Zone, Wiltshire Music Club
- Shortlisted: Bradford on Avon Community Volunteers, the Parish of Landford, Active Trowbridge and Salisbury Bell Ringers.
Last updated: 14 June 2016