Trusts & Foundations Trusts & Foundations We work together with our Trusts & Foundation partners to fund a diverse range of projects as well as essential programme costs. These funds help ensure the survival and sustainability of our vital services for people suffering from a Chest Heart or Stroke condition in Scotland. Support our work Across the country we support more than 18,000 people - there are so many ways that Trusts & Foundations can help us to do this, and affect real change for everyone who needs us. We support people across the length and breadth of Scotland, meaning we are able to restrict grants to specific areas or types of service in a number of ways. We also have a number of national projects that would greatly benefit from added support. Get in Touch To find out more about working with us in partnership please contact Laura Esplin, Legacies & Trusts Officer, on 0131 346 3634 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Here are some of the recent grants we have received HealthSketch Partnership: Health education through animation Working in partnership with the team at HealthSketch, we launched new educational health films for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) to launch on World COPD day, and IPF (Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis) to launch during IPF awareness week. Both of these lung conditions are chronic, and deteriorate if left untreated. Raising awareness is crucial so that people are diagnosed sooner, especially as incidence is increasing. These films provide clear and engaging explanations without using heavy medical terms – opening up understanding of COPD and IPF to all ages, literacy levels and backgrounds. These films have been shared internationally too. You can learn more about the HealthSketch films here: http://www.health-sketch.com/ The following Trusts sponsored this work; Mrs McMillans Charitable Trust, DWF Foundation, Tom & Thelma Wilson Trust, Hobson Charitable Trust and the JTH Charitable Trust. Stroke Nurses: Providing life-changing care The caring, dedicated and professional service we offer can help prevent future strokes. Our Specialist Nurses are there for stroke survivors through a challenging and emotional transition following their diagnosis, helping them to rebuild their confidence and self-manage their condition. This service supports over 3000 people ever year; from when they have first received a diagnosis, up to a year after discharge from hospital. This service truly changes lives for the better, and helps people to regain normality as much as possible. We are very grateful to the PF Charitable Trust and Hugh Fraser Foundation, for recently gifting funds towards the ongoing costs of this professional nurse service. Personal Support Grants: Enabling dignity and independence All year round, we offer direct and practical help to those who are struggling financially as a result of a Chest Heart or Stroke diagnosis. Learning to cope with a new condition is distressing enough, without the added burden of money worries. These circumstances are especially difficult for families, when one partner is no longer able to work. Our personal support grant scheme offers assistance as one-off payments to help people purchase goods or aids that improve their quality of life, mobility, independence and dignity. The Stafford Trust and Cecil Rosen Charitable Trust were both kind supporters of this scheme throughout 2016-17.