Live It Forward together (LIFt)
Chronic conditions are the leading cause of ill health and death in Australia and impose profound personal and societal burdens. Self Help and Support Groups make a critical contribution to health service delivery with mutual aid and service delivery as their primary function.
Live It Forward together was funded by the Department of Health as a two year pilot program to broker funds to Self Help and Support Groups assisting people living with chronic health conditions across WA.
The program was modelled on the successful Pay it Forward Plan and supported a range of activities such as initial start-up, ongoing development, training, referral, networking and research activities. These funds provided practical assistance to both new and established groups to facilitate their important and growing role in the community.