Bryncynon Strategy was a winner in the 2011 GSK IMPACT Awards. The charity works in partnership with the community in the Cynon Valley to give its people a better, brighter and healthier future.
Bryncynon Strategy has continuously strived to develop innovative ways to improve public health in a community blighted by the decline of the coal-mining industry.
It reaches 5,000 households a year and 70 per cent of the community access its services, which include exercise classes and smoking cessation counselling.
Other projects include working with health visitors to identify children under five in need of support - preparing them for life at school; improving healthy eating by growing food and supplying it to housebound people via a Food Co-operative; and a case work service that helps tackle homelessness and improve access to healthcare services.