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Healthy Living Club Making Impact

The British Nutrition Foundation’s 10th Healthy Eating Week, is coming up from 13 – 17 June 2022, and here at TWCP we’re proud to currently be delivering our Healthy Living Club to support families in Thames View and Barking Riverside live healthier lifestyles, which has got off to a great start!

The programme is funded by OHID in collaboration with LBBD, and delivered by TWCP, local organisations and residents.

The Programme

Our local 8-week programme supports families to pick up healthier habits and get fitter! We have a packed programme including healthy cooking, walking, zumba, plant based cooking, gardening and cricket, and its all FREE!

A flexible programme, participants can choose something that fits their schedule, and the whole family can join in! The programme is being run by local people who also live and work in the area, so they can give advice on how to maintain healthier habits where residents live. 



START: Monday 9th May 

END DATE Sunday 3rd July 

(last date to enrol is Monday 23rd May)


START: Monday 1st August 

END: Sunday 25th September

(last date to enrol is Monday 22nd August)

The Impact

My child wouldn't eat all those veggies, and look at him, he is eating the whole thing!

I just moved to the area and I know no one, I have no support at all, as my child's school doesn't offer anything after school hours. Thank you for being so flexible and caring.

My husband and I have been working full time for quite a while now, 12 hour shifts... we don't get to see our kids at all, so when I saw this programme, I decided to change my schedule for 6 weeks to spend time with them as a family.

Local organisations and residents delivering activities

Sue Bramley Summer Camp a HIT with young people!

60+ young people attended the ‘Food, Fitness, and FUN’ Summer Camp at the Sue Bramley Centre, making it a great success! Children travelled in from across the borough and also from Newham, and Havering boroughs to attend the sessions.

Delivered by Thames Ward Community Project, alongside Mums On A Mission, Creative Wellness and Riverside Muslim Group, the programme provided enjoyable activities and nutritious meals for primary and secondary school aged children who were eligible for benefits-related free school meals. 

The opportunity was provided as part of the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme being delivered across Barking and Dagenham. The camp at the Sue Bramley Centre offered a range of activities including fitness, arts & crafts, cooking, and workshops about leading a healthy lifestyle. Tennis and cricket sessions also took place as part of the programme in Castle Green leisure centre.

The feedback from the sessions were overwhelmingly positive with young people choosing a ‘smiley face’ to describe how they felt about the programme and some saying they ‘loved it’, ‘it was amazing’, and ‘it was fun!’

I've never eaten all these fruits before and now I like them.

I love the arts class!

HAF was a great success and a good opportunity for kids to learn, play and enjoy! They cooked, tried new healthy recipes, and explored their creativity by doing different arts and crafts.

Creative Wellness Girls' Football

Also over the summer, Creative Wellness in partnership with Muslimah Sports Association, delivered football sessions led by a qualified coach, for young girls in Thames Ward. Girls of all abilities between the ages of 8 to 16 years old took part, and commented about how important it was to have the ‘girls only’ football sessions. 14 young girls attended regularly and were gifted t-shirts from Mercurial Sports who played a key role in organising the sessions.

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