Healthworks Newcastle

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Healthworks Newcastle,Health Resource Centre
Adelaide Terrace,Newcastle Upon Tyne

0191 2724244

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Why we're here

The purpose of HealthWORKS is to reduce health inequalities, exploring new ways of helping people to better health, whatever their age, health problems, ability or background.

What we do

We provide support to influence positive lifestyle changes, including physical activity, healthy eating and one to one work with Community Health Trainers, for people living in areas of high need in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Healthworks provides a vital role by working in partnership with people and communities to improve health equity, working to bring about better health and fairer health, addressing the fact that levels of health are worse in less affluent areas of the city.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot, world expert on health inequalities and author of ‘Fair Society, Healthy Lives’ strategic review of Health Inequalities 2010, agreed to become our Patron in February 2014.

What we've achieved:

  • In 2014-2015;  65,737 attendances at our centres ,16,892 NEW unique individuals engaged with our services

68.9% from areas<30% IMD

 Gender Split : 71% female : 29% male Ethnicity: 27.5 % BAMER 72.5% White British

How we do it

We employ local people from communities that we support.

  • Offer low cost access to exercise via our community gyms; both at Benwell and Lemington, including Exercise on Referral

  • Support older frailer people at risk of falling inside/ outside their home via our Falls Prevention ‘Staying Steady’ classes across the city

  • Community Health Trainers work with individuals for up to 8 weeks 'Support from Next Door' approach

  • Food Skills Team deliver 'Cooking from Scratch' and Love Food Hate Waste' sessions to maximise budgets part of a whole range of programmes to encouarge healthy eating and reduce fuel poverty. We also deliver Level 1 and Level 2 Food Hygiene

  • Breastfeeding Peer Support team works with parents and volunteers across the Sure Start Community Family hub areas to support and encourage  breastfeeding  and offer training to Breastfeeding Peer Support Volunteers

  • Support delivery of a range of projects such as Ways to Wellness (Social Prescribing), NHS Health Checks, Change4Life in West Newcastle

Every penny is vital to enable us to continue on employing and working with local people using a community development approach.

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