Stay Well Stay Safe: Healthy Futures Project
The Stay Well Stay Safe: Healthy Futures Project is a National Lottery-funded health and wellbeing project for disabled people with funding over three years. Our project has three objectives: increase physical activity, empower participants with knowledge about healthy lifestyles, and teach participants to cook healthy meals. The Stay Well Stay Safe Healthy Futures project team consists of three Independent Living Agency staff members: Project Manager Ihesinachi Oyouwa Oko-Jaja, Volunteering and Development Groups Officer Rosheen Davis, and Cookery Tutor Lois Lawrence.
Please see attached a poster briefly outlining the project to be displayed around your premises.
The project’s objectives will be delivered through a number of different activities. Participants will be encouraged to get active through a Multisport Programme, a Park Fit Programme, a Fitness Buddies programme, and informal activities arranged by peer mentors and participants. Under Rosheen’s leadership and in partnership with Barking and Dagenham College, participants will receive training in areas such as healthy eating, managing finances and digital skills, and have the opportunity to access further courses in sports, health, food hygiene, peer mentoring and coaching. The Cookery School, led by Lois, will teach participants how to prepare easy and healthy meals and how to source ingredients on a budget. After completing the cookery school, participants will have the opportunity to attend a monthly Supper Club and host Come Dine With Me-style dinners for their friends.
Please contact Ihesinachi (Ihesinachi@independentlivingagency.org) or Rosheen (Rosheen@independentlivingagency.org) if you are interested in this project. We are more than happy to arrange a Teams or Zoom meeting or a 1-to-1 meeting to discuss further details and partnership opportunities. Please forward this email onto colleagues or residents who you think would benefit from our work.