Health and Wellbeing are at the core of the Bromley by Bow Centre’s activities. Tackling chronic ill-health is central to our objectives and many of the Centre’s wider aspirations are underpinned by the need to build a healthier community.
Many people in our community have complex health problems that need intensive and long-term support. Many health conditions are endemic within families and the wider community and narrowly defined traditional health interventions are not sufficient to meet the needs of the community.
As well as the high levels of chronic physical illnesses there are also significantly high level of mental health problems which often route back to the social circumstances within which people are living. For this reason the Bromley by Bow Centre’s approach to health and well-being is holistic and continually seeks to innovate and support people toward a healthier lifestyle.
The Centre has also been effective at integrating health promotion into learning programmes. An example of this work is the ESOL Health and Humour project.
The strength of the Bromley by Bow model has been demonstrated through its exemplar status and the work it has done in supporting Healthy Living Centres up and down the country. Indeed the model now attracts visitors from around the world who are interested in how we have created the range of services we offer and we offer consultancy for a range of people who want to learn from our model of healthcare.