Healthy Valleys is a community led health initiative, established in 2003 by community members, voluntary and public sector agencies. Our vision is to reduce health inequalities, promote positive lifestyles and improve health and wellbeing in rural South Lanarkshire communities. We are a registered Scottish Charity (SC034253) and a company limited by guarantee (SC246145).
We believe that communities are not the problem, but the solution. Health is about more than the physical and mental state of a person, it includes wider determinants including housing, environment, social networks and culture. We work with communities to address their health needs in a holistic fashion and in the planning development, delivery and evaluation of health services. In partnership with other organisations, including NHS Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Council, we endeavour to deliver services that respond to unmet demand and which are sustainable over the long term.
We work across the rural South Lanarkshire area, with a focus on communities who are most in need as identified by the SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation). Our staff and volunteers provide activities, support and services from a wide range of community venues and partner offices, ensuring local, easy access and low costs.
Activities and Services
Through working closely with communities we have been able to identify and respond to some of the most pressing health needs which were not being met by statutory services. We provide a wide range of activities and services, which you can find out more about in What’s On . We also have specific projects focusing on the health needs of particular groups of people. Find out more in Projects Overview.
Information about our Funders can be found here.