Communities First - Chemical Soup

Project Aim

Communities First is a community focused programme that supports the Welsh Government's Anti-Poverty agenda. It will help the most disadvantaged people in the most deprived areas with the aim of contributing to alleviating persistent poverty.


The programme will aim to contribute, alongside other programmes, to narrowing the education/skills, economic and health gaps between our most deprived and more affluent areas.


The programme will do this by:


- Supporting those individuals, families and groups of people who have the poorest education/skills, economic and health outcomes especially in places where deprivation is most concentrated;


- Increasing individuals' life skills, self-esteem and self-reliance, including financial capability;


- Supporting and strengthening local activity which contributes most to tackling poverty and deprivation, with community organisations and communities themselves as key partners.


The project encourages people to adopt a healthier lifestyle and will focus around 3 elements: Food and nutrition, Physical activity and promotion of health related information.


It is essential to ensure key health and well-being messages are reaching everyone to maximise available opportunities. Project will help to promote the information through various methods regularly. Key messages will be highlighted particularly around smoke free homes smoking cessation, routine vaccination and alcohol/substance misuse. Projects will link into existing programmes to ensure a co-ordinated partnership approach.

What does the project entail

Smoke Free Homes “Chemical Soup” Resources

What is required from the school?

When delivering a Chemical Soup training session we would need a two tables for set up.

How do the pupils directly benefit?

Chemical Soup is a community participation programme to highlight the 4,000 chemicals in second-hand smoke and the effects on children if they are exposed.

Contact information

Lisa Clarke - 01792 700670

North East Cluster - Clase, Caemawr , Morriston, Plasmarl, Graigfelen

Suzanne Aspland - 01792 578632

North West Cluster - Blaenymaes, Portmead, Penplas, Penlan, Gendros

Tim Gill - 01792 457025

West Cluster - Townhill, Waun Wen, Brynmelyn

Samantha Mears - 01792 464751

East Cluster - St Thomas, Port Tennant, part of Bonymaen, Trallwn, Birchgrove South Cluster - Sandfields, Sketty Park, Hafod, Plasmarl - 01792 452301

Are there any ready-to-use resources available?

Tweets from HAPPEN Wales @HAPPEN_Wales