Promoting better health in the West Midlands

Posted by pt91 at Jan 14, 2011 03:35 PM |
The University of Leicester’s Institute of Lifelong Learning is involved in a project to boost health and fitness education in the West Midlands region.

It is a partner in the Lottery-funded project Community Research for Better Health (CRBH) which involves working with community researchers to understand and support localised health interventions for disadvantaged communities throughout the region.

The three-year project will look at barriers to regular exercise in these communities and help to develop education programmes to overcome them.

The project is supported at Leicester by Professor John Benyon and Yvonne Dickinson from our Institute of Lifelong Learning.

It is now entering its second year of funding and on 11 November 2010 the fundeing body, the Big Lottery Fund, arranged a seminar in London to bring together those carrying out research.

It was an opportunity to share outcomes, learning, experience and expertise, focusing on themes such as user involvement, dissemination, well being, disability, community cohesion and isolation. 

Staff working on the project consider its promotion a priority, so we would urge you to read through Project Researcher Val Woodward's presentation on the project, which will eventually form part of a package of resources to be distributed to interested parties.