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Active Luton: Community Health & Wellbeing
Intended Audience Group: 1 – all residents within Luton Borough
Community Health & Wellbeing
Active Luton is committed to reaching out to everyone in Luton’s diverse and vibrant multi-cultural community, regardless of age, ethnicity or ability. Through the integrated wellbeing service, Total Wellbeing Luton and our pioneering Active Communities Team, we provide a range of high quality opportunities to get active that are inclusive, accessible and affordable and that can positively change lives.
Energise Luton is a holiday activity programme for school children this summer. Luton has been awarded over £1m funding, courtesy of the Department of Education’s Holiday Activity and Food programme, to provide children aged 5 to 16 who are eligible for income-related free school meals with fun, healthy, enriching and active holiday experiences in their local community. Funding is available for schools, creative, arts and community groups or sports clubs to run camps.
Total Wellbeing Luton takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, recognising that our lives are complex. From working with people with a wide range of long term health conditions, to people living with stress, anxiety, depression or loneliness and isolation, to helping young people become more active and understand healthy nutrition, the wide range of healthy lifestyles programmes look to support, encourage and make a difference to health and wellbeing. Programmes are delivered across Luton and can be accessed through self- referral or referral from a health professional and includes NHS Health Checks and Stop Smoking services.
The Active Communities Team works with groups in Luton in a variety of community settings, tackling inequalities and breaking down barriers to participation in physical activity. The team’s work is often linked to measureable projects to ensure there are pathways and opportunities in place for all of Luton’s residents to become physically active. The team has a wealth of experience in engaging Luton’s diverse population and is passionate about creating behaviour change to enable people to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Their work revolves around tackling inequalities including, but not limited to, work with disengaged and NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) young people, older people, economically deprived populations, women and girls and families with children under five.