Health and Wellbeing
Brent and parts of its surrounding boroughs are ranked amongst the top 15% of the most deprived areas of the country. The accompanying amount of deprivation is characterised by high levels of poverty, which contributes to severely diminished health and wellbeing. The statistics show that people on low incomes are more likely to have life-limiting health conditions, take less exercise and have a shorter life. Growing levels of dementia amongst this group add to the health problems leading to increased isolation.
In response to this worsening situation, Ashford Place will address both physical and mental health issues presented by its clients by promoting a range of programmes designed to increase the community’s awareness of better nutrition, positive mental health and healthier lifestyles. Programmes will be delivered in our AP Community Café, a welcoming, cheerful and creative space where anyone can enjoy a nutritious cooked lunch alongside a programme of learning, creativity, relaxation and fitness opportunities, all co-created by clients and our staff. In our Community Café we will promote and deliver
- Positive mental health
- The importance of the ‘lived experience’ i.e. supporting clients to use their experience to both help themselves and others
- Healthy Living and the benefits of nutritious food
- A range of services in house including an on-site GP and health practitioner service including counselling services, social prescribing, and dementia support programmes, laundry and shower facilities,
- Active lifestyles activities