Neighbourhood Renewal

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 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 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 St.,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: NHIP Project Coordinator 07584 207237

Southern sector (Enniskillen and Omagh)

The Neighbourhood Renewal (NR) Project delivers a range of health and well-being programmes in the following Neighbourhood Renewal areas of Enniskillen:

  • Windmill Heights
  • Galliagh Park
  • Rossorry Church Road
  • The Brook
  • Willoughby Road
  • Old Henry Street
  • Enniskillen Town centre
  • Cornagrade
  • Kilmacormick 1

The project also delivers in the following areas of Omagh:

  • Gallows Hill and Johnston Park
  • Campsie
  • O'Kane Park
  • Strathroy
  • Mullaghmore and Castleview

If you live in any of the above Neighbourhood Renewal areas and would like to learn more about local programmes, please contact NR Health Co-ordinator: 07584 207271

The Health Improvement Department provide a range of free information leaflets and training opportunities.

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