150Club recognised at House of Lords event
The West Ham United Foundation were proud guests at the House of Lords last week as the NHS Confederation held their annual reception of the People’s Partnership Network, hosted by Lord Crisp.
The event, which highlighted best practice on engaging with diverse communities to create change, was a fantastic platform to highlight the work of our very own 150Club, the ground-breaking initiative by NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Newham Council and the 150Club partnership - made up of the West Ham United Foundation working with the council’s leisure trust activeNewam and the Staywell Partnership.
The innovative 24 week programme offers local residents at risk of diabetes or cardiovascular disease a wide range of tailored physical activities to help combat the diseases, helping to empower local people and enable them to take greater control of their own health.
Speaking about the programme and the event, West Ham United Foundation Chief Executive, Joe Lyons said “This is all about local organisations coming together for the greater good of the borough. Between all those involved we have such an array of expertise to draw upon to really tackle the levels of diabetes in Newham.
“The West Ham United Foundation is committed to serving the people of Newham for the long-term and we’re working across a diverse and broad demographic, with the aim of creating a cohesive and resilient community. It was a fantastic event, and it was an honour to be able to showcase our work in such a fabulous venue.”