Praise for healthy trust after win

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A community-based project which improves the health of Sheffield people has been praised at a national awards ceremony.

The Manor and Castle Development Trust was honoured for its ‘outstanding contribution’ at the 2014 Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing.

The trust works with older people to reduce isolation, supports people with health conditions get back into work and offers physical activity sessions as well as a drop-in cafe for people with mental health issues.

Chief executive Debbie Matthews said: ““At the heart of what we do and believe is supporting people who have faced challenges in their lives to take control of their choices and destiny.”

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield nominated the trust for the awards, which culiminated with a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament.

He said: “They’re an inspirational organisation doing outstanding work to help people get healthier, and to reduce illness and isolation.

“Lots of people in Sheffield have known about this fantastic work for a long time, but it’s great to now see it now being recognised nationally.”