IMPACT OF OUR WORK

Impact of our work

Through donations from funders, sponsors, partners, and the generosity of so many individuals, we have been able to make a significant difference in our communities.

What continues to be our best success is the people we have supported, reporting feeling more confident about managing their asthma, with improved health outcomes. Parents who only get a 10-minute appointment with their GPs are able to get tailored advice and support for their unique circumstances and in follow up conversations express being able to provide better care and a safe environment for those in their care at home and that with an improvement in their knowledge about asthma they are able to get better care from their GP/ asthma nurse – reducing the frequency of symptoms, emergencies, and hospitalisation.

Workshops delivered through “My Breath is My Life Project” are playing a critical role in promoting asthma-friendly schools by helping these schools work to create safe and supportive learning environments. 100% of Teachers and staff are more confident in supporting pupils with asthma to learn effectively at school. Jayne, a teacher in Aberdeen, who attended a virtual workshop commented “The session yesterday was fantastic!  Everyone needs to attend it! I’ve already shared your info with a few friends who work across the city!”. Head Teachers said they cannot over emphasise the relevance of the support given to schools through My Breath is My Life Project. A. Wilkinson, Head Teacher said, “the asthma workshop was very well pitched with regards to the age of participants, good visuals in the PowerPoint with humours pictures, keen motivated presenters, would be useful to put the PowerPoint out to health boards so could be used as part of national health programme for schools”. 

Impact of our work in brief:

  • Helped improved asthma care in Grampian
  • Made information on asthma readily available
  • Opened first Asthma Support Centre in Scotland
  • Asthma Management project in 45 sheltered housing
  • Asthma workshops for young people, parents, and carers
  • In-School Asthma Initiative in dozens of Aberdeen City schools
  • Several initiatives to help raise awareness of asthma in Grampian
  • Roll out seasonal flu campaign in partnership with the Scottish Government
  • Helped 168 young people learn vital skill that enabled them move into paid work
  • My Breath is My Life Project providing tailored support to children and young people with asthma.
  • Co-developed the Grampian Respiratory Improvement Project (GRIP) in partnership with NHS MCN (Managed Respiratory Clinical Network)

 

Our annual impact report state that 13,826 people benefit from our services each year

Registered Charity No: SC042738

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