Development phase: answering key questions

We are testing different models to learn how we can best deliver the change we want to see, learning about how we should operate and how different initiatives work locally, from food vouchers to health connectors.

Layering up activities

We're testing the combination of food and activity initiatives in Faraday ward, an area in Southwark that has high rates of child obesity. We’re working with organisations like Alexandra Rose (which provides vouchers for families to spend on fruit and vegetables), Bags of Taste (which runs cooking classes for people on low budgets) and Sustrans (a national body which promotes cycling). We plan to learn from the process of setting up this collective effort for how best to replicate the model elsewhere.

Understanding the value of connectors

We’re working with the Lambeth-based charity Health Education Link Service (HELS) and GPs at Hurley Group . HELS is a charity that works with local schools and health professionals to connect up health and education services. This includes running activities with teachers and parents around healthy eating. We want to understand how the role of connector services such as theirs could help with an issue such as childhood obesity.

What would our communities like to do?

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What works in different environments?

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Where we are now: Learning and testing

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