Health Equalities

Health Equalities

A pioneering 3-year funded national programme by the National Lottery Community Fund which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities and reduce health inequalities.

At the heart of our mission is a commitment to creating change through vibrant partnerships.

We’re building partnerships and creating connections that bring together the VCSE sector, the NHS, and Local Authorities. It’s all about understanding the beating heart of our local communities—their unique assets and needs.

Our passionate team at Social Enterprise Kent are not doing this alone, we’ve joined forces with the East Kent Health Care Partnership, forming a dynamic duo in pursuit of enhanced community well-being and third sector collaboration.

Join us on this journey as we make connections, harness the strengths of our communities, and bring about and new way of working together for better outcomes, and we’re inviting you to be a part of it!

East Kent VCSE Alliance

We are organising events at a grassroot and strategic level to enable VCSE groups to engage with health colleagues and are funding organisations to attend. Our ICB has agreed funding for colleagues to sit on the ICP/HCP level boards, so we are working with the groups not represented there to create relationships at all levels. This is called the East Kent VCSE Alliance and is facilitated by SEK.

The East Kent VCSE Alliance comprises a group of VCSE organisations that provide services for vulnerable people within the community, who work together towards addressing the needs of these people to maintain their independence, dignity and physical and emotional health and wellbeing. to enquire please see the contact details.

*Free Training

Community Engagement Training. A practical training course was initially designed to support NHS link workers but is also ideal for any organisation wanting to better engage with local communities and understand the importance of planning and delivering effective community engagement. The course has proved so beneficial, funding has been put in place to deliver the training for free to eligible organisations!

This training is *Free for those who work within the East Kent footprint, and it is designed to support:

  • NHS link workers
  • VCSE Organisations
  • Primary care staff
  • Those in patient participation and engagement roles
  • Local Authorities

Kent and Medway VCSE Steering Group

The VCSE Steering Group is an independent, voluntary body comprising of 13 VCSE leaders from different parts of the sector including social enterprises. The group is a recognised and respected voice for the sector with regular engagement with Kent County Council, District Council Leaders, national bodies like NAVCA and NHS England and the emerging NHS Integrated Care System.

Up and coming events

Follow the link to stay updated on our upcoming events and secure your tickets today!

Health Equalities


Lily Keck

Health Equalities Lead


07718 975 725

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