We need your help to keep our services running The Healthy Living Centre is a project funded Community Interest Company, we do not receive any fixed government funding.
Whilst these project are wonderful partnerships, they do not cover all our cost including general management staff, IT equipment and training, fundraising and marketing in normal circumstances; As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak our room hire and income from activities has been reduced to zero whilst social distancing is in place.
Your Donation will allows to tackle health inequalities in areas of Buckinghamshire, Our focus is the local wards of Southcourt and Walton Court in Aylesbury where the HLC runs a community hub, but we also undertake outreach work in the wards of Oakridge & Castlefield in High Wycombe and Vale in Chesham.
Most people are not aware, there are areas in Buckinghamshire which rank amongst the 20% most disadvantaged in England
We provide a lifetime of services and support to the Bucks community– starting with support to expectant mothers and new-borns, moving to early year’s provision through our Big Bear nursery, after school activities, support groups for adults and employment advice for job seekers, and support for our older residents. In addition, we seek to support key communities such as people living with disability and the LGBTQ+ community. We work hard to engage hard to reach communities and have been successful in enrolling BME ladies to our Skilled for Health and Skilled for Health Maternity programmes, funded by a Public Health contract.
Our current services are based on four key service areas. These are:
• Our Big Bear nursery – part funded by BCC Early Years’ service and by income from paying customers the nursery has the capacity for up to 29 children
• Our Skilled for Health services, delivered under contract with BCC Public Health.
• Our Employment advice service ‘Building Futures Programme’, delivered under contract with Adviza
• Meeting room hire of the HLC rooms and Walton Court Community Centre, adjacent to the HLC and managed in agreement with the landlord, VAHT.
The centre hosts a range of services delivered by a number of public and third party sector partners. It also has a community café provided in partnership with Pebble Brook School.
At the moment 25% of the children in our Nursery have identified SEN and therefore an onsite Sensory Room would be of great use to us, in addition we see an opportunity to also offer the room to local schools, support services and medical professionals.
Please help us support the deprived areas within Buckinghamshire by keeping the centre open, supporting BAME Health and Wellbeing courses, Employment Services, Local Activities and our Big Bear Nursery.
You can make a one of donation of any size or you can make a monthly subscription donation of £5.00 each month.
All donations will go towards a great cause.