Healthier Futures is a social enterprise and our mission is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
We do this by:
- making smoking history for children
- creating communities free from alcohol harm
- empowering communities to live longer, healthier, happier lives
We are passionate about making a difference. We work with lots of different people locally and nationally to make this happen, including local authorities, NHS organisations, community groups, schools and colleges and national government organisations.
Who we are
Through our work tackling tobacco we have developed a reputation as public health and communications experts. We deliver behaviour change programmes, campaigns and innovation that have been proven to work, and improve lives.
Our comprehensive approaches to creating healthier futures involve:
- Managed programmes for tobacco and alcohol, as well as integrated programmes
- Delivering award-winning campaigns to reduce the impact of alcohol and tobacco
- Youth-led and youth-focused campaigns, programmes and action
- Training and empowering healthcare professionals
- Consulting with local areas to prioritise issues and co-create solutions
- Working with partners to shape national, regional and local policy and legislation
As a social enterprise, all surpluses we generate are re-invested in our mission to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
At the heart of everything are our values. They guide everything we do, no matter how small. Our core behaviours reflect our values and allow us to deliver our mission.
Our values and core behaviours:
- Act with people, purpose and passion in mind
- Create and embrace opportunity
- Speak and act with courage
- Exchange value for value
- Follow through on promises
- Take adaptive action
- Turn judgement into curiosity
- Act listen and respond
We were setup in 2008 as Smokefree North West – a regional tobacco office, which was part of the NHS. In 2011, we evolved into Tobacco Free Futures becoming an independent social enterprise in 2013. On 31st March 2016 we evolved once more into Healthier Futures, reflecting how we are now tackling a range of health issues.