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Our rehab services at Gainsford House win prestigious Acorn Award for innovation

30 Jan 17 - 30 Jan 18

The Acorn Challenge is supported by NHS England and seeks to recognise and reward small ideas that have the potential to make a big difference to patients. Our rehabilitation services provided at Gainsford House have been awarded 'Highly Commended' in the 'Rehabilitation' category. 

What we did

People with severe and chronic Mental Health conditions are well documented to have considerably poorer health than the general population, so the team at Gainsford House worked together with the Hertfordshire Disability Cricket Asociation, to develop a taster and training programme for inpatients, including actual participation, as well as included spectating, umpiring and coaching/mentoring. The engagement was so positive that we were able to set up a team to play in a league in North Hertfordshire.

We will receive £5,000 from NHS England and £5,000 from the English Cricket Board for its 'Promoting Physical and Mental Health through Sport programme'.

Our congratulations to everyone involved with this amazing project on your brilliant achievement.

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