Our work with the Town Hall Foundation is divided in to three key projects, and our funding is divided equally between all of them.
1. Teaching oral hygiene
The early years of your life are some of the most important for your teeth, and any problems that start at this time often grow worse as you get older. Unfortunately, we see a lot of misinformation and lack of understanding about the best ways to care for your teeth, and this can continue all the way in to adulthood, resulting in expensive treatments as an adult that may not be covered by the NHS.
Through the Town Hall Foundation, we work with schools and fund visits by oral health educators to speak to children about the importance of good dental hygiene. With free kits for the children and a vital education on how to keep your teeth in the best condition, we hope to prepare the next generation with the tools they need.
2. Provide essential dental care
Our work in this sector also encompasses adults with learning disabilities, as we look to promote oral hygiene in the sectors of the population where it can have the most good.
3. Supporting the work of other organisations
We work with a varied group of charitable partners to provide resources and dental treatments to vulnerable people. One of the biggest roadblocks for homeless individuals who need dental care is the fact that they require treatment that cannot be provided on the street. They often have no way of accessing such treatments, which is why we have used mobile dental units across West Yorkshire to assist them where they are.
We are proud to be a part of the charitable network in our community. Working with our partners allows us to more easily identify people and communities who are in need of our services, as well as make referrals to further assistance when required. This gives the people we work with a more holistic support network to benefit from.