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Living Well Community Health Development

The Living Well Community Health Development (LW CHD) programme is based on the ‘Whole systems Approach to community centred public health’ framework.

It utilises a community-centred approach to reduce health inequalities and strengthen community participation for health and wellbeing. The team includes community development and engagement workers situated across localities, to engage local people in activities to reduce health inequalities.

The programme aims to increase equitable delivery of Living Well (our whole systems approach to obesity, health and wellbeing) and engage at a grassroots level with local communities.

The programme and its staff work closely with wider system partners and are integrated into the local authority’s Public Health and Neighbourhoods teams, with three broad remits to:

a) Engage communities and maximise opportunities available through the Living Well Programme to reduce health inequalities;

b) Facilitate and sustain asset-based community development approaches in areas of greatest need;

c) Gather insight into barriers and facilitators for health and wellbeing directly from communities across the District to feed into strategic planning of local health and social care.

Another important aspect of the programme is to offer Community Health Development grants to voluntary sector organisations. The purpose of these grants is to give a voice to and improve health within communities. The grants aim to engage and build capacity within communities to support activities that address inequalities in health and wellbeing of underserved populations.

Meet our team!

Our friendly community development & engagement workers, work within five Localities (geographical areas). You may see us out in the parks, at community centres, health centres, libraries or at the many events which take place in our communities. If you see us, come and say hello! We also offer information about Living Well and introduce you to the many Living Well offers.

In the past few months we have helped to develop walking groups, repurpose green space for allotment use, men’s groups and tools workshops, support parent & toddler groups & healthy cafés, women’s wellbeing taster workshops, play streets and coproducing activities with our Start4Life and Health & Wellbeing Hub partners.

To find out more or to share any ideas to develop work in the community, please don’t hesitate to contact our Living Well Community Health Development staff below:

Name Role Locality Telephone Email
Fiona Saville Living Well Community Engagement and Development Team Leader District wide co-ordination 07890 416710 Click to email Fiona
Samina Fayyaz Living Well Community Engagement and Development Worker Bradford West 07977 814308 Click to email Samina
Mark Burnside Living Well Community Engagement and Development Worker Shipley Priority area: Windhill / Wrose. Bradford East Priority area: Thorpe Edge / Ravenscliffe / Idle. 07582 109691 Click to email Mark
Amarjit Birdi Living Well Community Engagement and Development Worker Bradford East priority areas: Bradford Moor, Bowling and Barkerend and Little Horton 07977 814170 Click to email Amarjit
Mohammed Mahboob Living Well Community Engagement and Development Worker Shipley Bradford West 07890 642159 Click to email Mohammed
Gulsoom Akhtar Living Well Community Engagement and Development Worker Bradford South 07890 416518 Click to email Gulsoom
Naqeeb Ali Living Well Community Engagement and Development Worker Keighley 07974 894496 Click to email Naqeeb
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If you would like to ask us questions and share your ideas for action, this space will allow you to share your thoughts and suggestions, have your questions answered, and contribute to the overall ‘Living Well’ approach.

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