Peter's Hill, one of our Inspire Disability Services in Belfast, has been recognised at the WHO Belfast Healthy Cities Awards 2016.
The fourth annual WHO Belfast Healthy Cities Awards has taken place with organisations being recognised for their work aimed at tackling health inequality and promoting wellbeing in Belfast. The Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Brian Kingston presented awards to winning and highly commended projects in four categories: Promoting Health Equity; Engaging for Change; Healthy Places; Healthy Living. Delegates at the ceremony also heard presentations from this year’s Explorer Bursary winners, Pamela Frazer from Alzheimer’s Society who travelled to Galway to explore good practice in dementia friendly environments and Neil Galway from QUB who explored best practice in Child Friendly Places in Sweden and Denmark.
Peter's Hill received the award for their garden project, in the category of Healthy Places. Within the garden project service users grow herbs, fruit and vegetables, build bird feeders from empty bottles and pots. The furniture has been made from recycled pallets and used tyres and the mosaic centrepiece was made using used tiles.
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