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About BwD Healthy Communities


The Healthy Living initiative was originally funded by the BIG Lottery Fund (formally known as the New Opportunities Fund) and was launched in 2002. The initiative was delivered in partnership by Blackburn with Darwen Primary Care Trust and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. In July 2007, the project secured continuation funding from Blackburn with Darwen Primary Care Trusts and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council on a commission basis and also secured status as a charity and a company limited by guarantee. The project is directed by a Board of trustees and consist of members from various organisations from the statutory, voluntary and community sectors.

National Award Winner


Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living was aknowledged nationally in 2012 with a prestigeous award.

The GSK IMPACT Awards have been running since 1997 and are designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. The awards are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund.

The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between A?10,000 and A?1.5 million. Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living were chosen as one of the winners in 2012.

Additionally, Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living was awarded A?250,000 from the Big Lottery Fund over five years to improve the health, well-being and lifestyles of hundreds of people in Blackburn with Darwen. The grant is part of a A?7 million well-being programme supporting 27 Healthy Living Initiatives across the North West, between 2007 and 2012.

The continuation funding has enabled Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living to work in some of the most deprived areas in Blackburn with Darwen with regard to health. The charity will increase provision of healthy eating initiatives and projects to improve local people’s awareness and knowledge of a healthy diet and nutrition which will address the increased rise in obesity. Additionally the charity will raise the awareness of opportunities for community members to increase their activity levels and encourage individuals to incorporate more activity in their daily lives and routines as the level of physical activity in Blackburn with Darwen is below the North West and England averages and is the third lowest in England.

Aims


The aim of the charity is to maintain and develop a creative partnership to tackle the health, social and economic inequalities experienced in Blackburn: to involve and enable the people living and working in these areas to design and implement their own solutions.

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Bangor Street Community Centre, Norwich Street, Blackburn, BB1 6NZ


01254 292650

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Bangor Street Community Centre, Norwich Street, Blackburn, BB1 6NZ

info@bwdhealthyliving.co.uk

01254 292650