Sandwell ‘Blue Light’ Project nominated for two public health awards

The Sandwell ‘Blue Light’ Project has been nominated for two awards: The Guardian Public Health & Wellbeing Award 2019 and the RSPH Healthier Lifestyles Award 2019.

The Blue Light Project in Sandwell supports people who have significant and longstanding issues with alcohol misuse. Support is coordinated across a range of different agencies including substance misuse services, NHS, police, probation and housing teams. An evaluation has shown that it leads to improved outcomes for individuals and significant savings across the system. The Cranstoun Group has been involved since the early development of the Blue Light Project and provides the alcohol and drug services in Sandwell.

Annie Steele, our Director of Operations, said: “We are really pleased to work with colleagues as part of the Blue Light partnership approach in Sandwell. This partnership successfully works together to produce a multiagency response to an individual’s needs, helping them to make the changes they need to lead healthier, safer and happier lives.”

About the awards

  • The Guardian’s Public Health & Wellbeing Award is for public service projects and teams that have made significant improvements to people’s physical or mental health and wellbeing.
  • The Healthier Lifestyles Award recognises the effectiveness of projects and programmes that improve the lifestyles of the most vulnerable and supports people to make healthier lifestyle choices.