Sawtry charity awarded £7,500 to host ‘exciting’ workshops

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Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) has awarded a further £7,500 to a Sawtry charity for their Health Inequalities Project to deliver “exciting” workshops and activities.

CARESCO was awarded the funding after completing a consultation within the village, asking residents what they would like to see in the area to address health needs.

CARESCO has now committed to increasing the health and wellbeing of their community by targeting new activities and fitness classes through existing projects, focusing on mental health, physical fitness classes and healthy eating.

A strength and balance class taking place at CARESCO as part of the Health Inequalities Project. (Image: Huntingdonshire District Council)

General Manager of CARESCO, Emma Flanz, said: “The support from HDC to help steer this project forward has been really great.

“This funding will make a big difference to help strengthen our existing services and allow CARESCO to develop and grow our provision in line with our health and wellbeing aims. We are excited to make a start!

The Health Inequalities project is funded through the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System and began this month.

“Over the next 12 months, we will be planning a range of activities, such as fitness classes, beginning in early February. We have also lined up a series of workshops and training around the topic of health,” added Emma.

As part of the Health Inequalities Project, HemingfordHub trained a local instructor to deliver a ‘Love to Move’ class in the Village. There has been a fantastic response to the class, an age and dementia friendly seated gymnastics programme.

— Huntingdonshire DC (@huntsdc) January 18, 2023

The One Leisure Active Lifestyles Team delivered a Strength and Balance taster class at CARESCO ahead of a weekly class launching on February 7, 2023.

The first workshop at CARESCO is planned for…


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