Your ideas could be life changing

Our annual awards celebrate the inspiring ideas of the staff at Health & Social Care. There are two prizes on offer: £2,500 for the winning entry and £1,000 for the runner-up to put towards the projects deemed most beneficial to the Bailiwick community.

The annual Insurance Corporation Health & Social Care Bursary is the only awards scheme in the Bailiwick promoting and celebrating health and wellbeing. Each year we invite staff from Health & Social Care to submit their ideas to enhance their health or social care provision.

Having received initial funding from our Bursary, The Decider project has gone on to have significant impact in mental services nationally and internationally.
2010 winners - Michelle Ayres & Carol Vivyan - the Decider project

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2023 Winner - Ruby Harrild-Dunbar

Ruby's project proposed using resources and games to meet the Sexual Health needs of young people who may not ordinarily engage in mainstream services through educative work, relationship building and clinical work around contraception and sexually transmitted infections. It sets out to prevent harmful sexual behaviours and promote sexual wellbeing.

2022 Winners - Nicola Cross and Hayley Bearman

Nicola and Hayley’s ‘Step Forward’ initiative aims to encourage patients discharged from hospital to be motivated to become more mobile by the use of a pedometer. The scheme will monitor service user mobility levels through steps taken and track progress, providing valuable feedback to both the patient and HSC and allow patients to see how much progress they are making.

2021 Winner - Kelly Marquis

Kelly proposed a ‘Cake & Consultation’ programme which would proactively reach out to the elderly population to identify problems with frailty in their infancy, before the patient requires emergency response or hospital admission. Patients would receive milestone birthday cards from the age of 70, from St John and HSC, inviting them to attend frailty practitioner assessments.

History of the Insurance Corporation Health & Social Care Bursary

Following a hospital visit in 1991, Peter Walpole, the founder of Insurance Corporation, realised Health & Social Care employees had lots of innovative ideas but no obvious method of obtaining funding or support to make their concept become a reality. As a local business, Insurance Corporation believed it was important to help and offer a solution. That was over 30 years ago and we have been running the competition ever since, with some incredible entries from some very hard-working and talented people in the Bailiwick.

Insurance Corporation is very proud to have made this contribution to our local community life for so long. We remain extremely impressed by the entries and we very much look forward to seeing what ideas are submitted each year. The highlight for us is seeing the projects come to life and making a difference in the Bailiwick and internationally, thanks to our Bursary.

How to enter our Health & Social Care Bursary

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