QPR in the Community Trust are to team up with University Imperial College for the ‘Community Champions’ project which will see local health organisations and representatives from the voluntary sector working together on projects which will aim to help the local community meet any COVID-19 related needs and build on community assets.
The West London Health Partnership have approved a staggering £14,000 funding for the Community Champions project, with the R’s aiming to add an innovative approach to the impact of COVID-19.
The Trust will use their profile and expertise to help spread the word of the community project and look to help as many families as possible.
One of the first projects of the initiative will look to create and deliver resource packs to local families who have been identified as vulnerable during this time. The packs will provide key items to support children and young people’s creativity and emotional well-being at this difficult time, including recipe books and exercise ideas, signposting flyers around emotional well-being and home schooling, mood journals and arts and crafts materials.
The Community Champions will deliver the packs and in partnership with QPR in the Community Trust, will set daily motivational, appropriate and constructive challenges to the families surrounding healthy eating, exercise, learning resources and well-being.
We will be looking to offer prizes to families who complete the challenges set, to help them stay involved with activities to support their well-being during this difficult time.
Trust CEO Andy Evans praised the partnership with Imperial College, by telling www.qpr.co.uk: “We are delighted to be part of this innovative approach during Covid-19 to provide worthwhile activities & much needed resources to families in Hammersmith & Fulham.
“To be able to build on existing partnerships within the community health sector has been easy due to previous programmes we have worked on such as ‘R NHS’ - our public health messaging campaign.
“We look forward to seeing the impact that the activity packs have in W12.”