Faith Groups Save Millions for the Health Budget

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

The Church and faith groups are saving the country’s over-stretched health system more than £3 billion every year, is the finding of a UK study.

The Cinnamon Network – a charity that connects faith-based organisations – studied 32 church-led initiatives, to determine how they tackled issues such as mental health, obesity and social isolation.

It found more than 3500 churches and 200,000 volunteers were making a significant contribution to the National Health Service.

Founder, Matt Bird said they now have evidence that churches helps reduce obesity, loneliness, mental health issues and dementia – along with many other aspects of life for normal people.

He told Premier, the state of the nation would be worse without the Church’s help.

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