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Tower Hamlets Faith Health Action Partnership

A new project about faith and health

with an offer of free face coverings and lateral flow testing kits.

FaithAction are running a new project to look at how faith settings support the health needs of their communities. Funded by Tower Hamlets Public Health, working with East London Mosque and supported by Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum, we are offering faith settings and faith based organsiations the opportunity to co-produce health action plans, with funding attached.

We’re recently held a series of focus groups that were attended by a variety of places of worship, faith based organisations and community groups.  Those that joined us highlighted the most pressing health issued that local people are facing, including mental health and wellbeing, loneliness and isolation and conditions such as diabetes.

 

 

Would you like to work with us to co-produce Health Action Plan?  Our focus groups provided an array of suggestions for possible projects, ranging from practical health care such as blood pressure checks, to support such as health advocacy, to providing extra activities for group such as senior citizens.

 

Get in touch with us to register your interest! Email [email protected]

Tower Hamlets Council are aware of the value and importance of engaging with all faith groups in the borough, as the pandemic has highlighted the vast amount of work that has been done by faith communities for years, in addition to new services and initiatives in more recent times. This project will build on the work of the Faith COVID Assistance Partnership, which provided support and free COVID-19 infection prevention supplies to many places of worship last year.

COVID-19 has worsened the health of many people – from exacerbating pre-existing issues such as mental health, causing new problems such as social isolation, and hindering access to GP appointments.

Faith groups support the health of people in so many ways, ranging from organised groups on bereavement to informal groups such as lunch clubs or befriending. Faith settings in the borough are working hard to support their communities throughout the pandemic and beyond, but we want to know:

Our engagement team are on hand to help.

Charlie Murrell-Edwards
Community Engagement Coordinator
Mohammed Muhith
Community Engagement Coordinator

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