The Healthy Lifestyle Project is funded by Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group and has a focus on the Living Well and Tackling Childhood Obesity Programme. Bradford & District Community Empowerment Network Ltd (CNet) has been commissioned to deliver the project, including an initial piece of research and interventions in the community.
Phase one of the Healthy Lifestyle Project involved collating information to help identify the barriers and influences facing families and individuals when making healthy lifestyle choices.
A team of 15 community facilitators from both statutory and voluntary organisations delivered one to one questionnaires and focus groups in the BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8 and BD9 areas.
Groups involved included young people aged between 14 - 20 years old, young families, South Asian communities, African & Caribbean communities, asylum and refugee communities, people on a low income and living on housing estates and people with special needs and abilities.
Questionnaires were also completed in GP surgeries and local gyms. Using a conversation model we identified themes and threads which will help shape interventions in phase 2 of the project.
See below for the full research report.
Information gathered from Phase One research formed the basis in identifying a series of quick hit pilot initiatives which were then delivered in 2019. The main aim was to work with women and families to develop ways of breaking down the barriers preventing healthier lifestyle choices. These included:
- Weight management sessions
- Preparing culturally appropriate food including nutritional awareness
- Sports and family based sports sessions
- Walking group
- Health Check stations for male members of the community
- Health activities targeted at young people aged 14 – 24 years of age
- Methods using arts based activities to engage people and encourage discussion around healthy lifestyles
From March - September 2019, 29 pilot interventions were introduced in a number of groups and settings across Bradford.
Download the full report below.