Pilton Community Health Project (PCHP)
Pilton Community Health Project has been working in the Pilton area since 1984 - that makes it the oldest community health project in Scotland.
They use a social model of health - looking at how health is affected by everyday life and is as much about the quality of the emotional and social situation as about the experience of disease or disability.
They are rooted in the community and have always worked using a community development approach to tackle ill health in the area. It is a process that includes:
promoting learning, knowledge, skills, confidence and the ability to act collectively
taking positive action to address inequalities in power, access and participation
strengthening organisation, networking and leadership with and between communities
working for change through increased local democracy, participation and involvement in public affairs.