National Conversation on Health Inequalities: Video photo stories

This document presents video photo stories that demonstrate how support can help reduce health inequalities.

The National Conversation on Health Inequalities (NCHI) enables Public Health England to:

  • support a public dialogue about health inequalities
  • encourage action to reduce inequalities

The NCHI toolkit and research findings explain the context of the programme and suggest ways to start a conversation in your area.

They will also help you to discuss these issues with the people most affected by them.

Video photo stories

NCHI commissioned Taylor Nelson Sofres British Market Research Bureau (TNS-BMRB) to produce a series of case studies, including these video photo stories.

They illustrate:

  • people’s experiences of health inequalities
  • how support can make a huge difference to social situations and health and wellbeing


Housing photo story

The Family Mosaic housing association established the ‘Health Begins at Home’ project in 2013. The project aims to promote health and wellbeing and prevent ill health among its tenants.

Working with older social housing tenants and local health partners in some of the most deprived boroughs in London, the association is testing the effect of various activities.

Early findings suggest that the activities are having a positive impact on people’s physical, social and emotional well-being.

Read another NCHI housing case study.


Employment photo story

The Work Placement Project (WPP) is a collaboration between:

  • Wakefield District Housing (WDH)
  • Wakefield Job Centre Plus
  • Wakefield Council

The project provides adults in challenging circumstances with work skills and employment in WDH. This supports them to make the next step into sustainable employment.

Read another NCHI employment case study.


Education photo story

Excelsior Academy in Newcastle opened in 2008 to replace a school seen as failing its children and the local community. The school adopted a ‘schools within a school’ model, focused strongly on pupil welfare.

The model helps support engagement in teaching and learning by providing social and emotional support. This improves educational outcomes, which often leads to pupils doing well in wider life.

Read another NCHI education case study.


Communities photo story

The Lancashire time credits project supports independence, social connectedness and mental and physical wellbeing among older and socially isolated people.

The project encourages volunteering activity through ‘Time credits’. People then redeem these credits at events, training and leisure services on an hour-for-hour basis.

Read another NCHI community based case study.

For queries relating to these case studies and the NCHI, please contact the programme lead: Lina Toleikyte (Health Equity Unit, Public Health England).

Published 16 September 2015