Empowering people to improve their green spaces, enhance their environment, and boost wellbeing.
In conjunction with the Queen's Crescent Summer Festival on the 7th September 2019 we will organise sports tournaments for families, this includes every member of a family to get involved. Football leagues for mums, for dads, and for boys and girls. We will have different categories to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate.We will also use other creative ways to make active living to be fun and enjoyable. These activities and competition will be designed with existing parents who use the Dome. This may included egg and spoon race, sack race, or 100 meters sprint, cycling around Gospel Oak. We will incentives by issuing free gym memberships to local gyms, including the gym we have in QCCA. The money will be spent on sports activities, equipment, coaching time, musical accompaniment, exciting animal displays, healthy eating stalls and demonstrations, promoting the events and safety equipment.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We need more people to be active in this area because Haverstock and Gospel Oak has the "Greatest proportion of overweight & very overweight" children & adults. There is an unquestionable need for responsive, accessible health and wellbeing outreach in Camden that innovates in ways that traditional services cannot. 21.9 per cent of residents in Gospel Oak have long-term health problems or disabilities (compared to 14.4 per cent in Camden as a whole). 19 per cent of adults are obese (compared to 12 per cent in Camden as a whole). And 19 per cent of adults have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression (compared to 15 per cent in Camden as a whole - Camden Neighbourhood Profile 2018). 29.3 per cent of adults are on out of work benefits. Smoking (25%) & alcohol consumption considered 'significantly highest in the borough' and diabetes at 9.3% (Camden Health & Wellbeing). Camden's "Fast food takeaways and health" report demonstrates that obesity is a significant issue.
Steps to get it done:
QCCA believes passionately that it reaches people in need who other service providers miss. Client data collected over the three years of the pilot shows how popular the scheme is. For example 79 per cent of users said their ‘outdoor physical activity’ had increased during the scheme, while another 79 per cent of people on healthy eating courses said they felt better informed about maintaining a ‘healthy nutritional lifestyle’. 86 per cent of users said that they and their families felt more integrated into the community as a result of participating.
About the space
Gospel Oak and Haverstock
London Borough of Camden
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