Members of Derby West Indian Association's 'Healthy Active Lives' project

Derby West Indian Community Association ran the project, 'Healthy Active Lives' which aimed to enable and support participants to lead, shape and develop the project while building stronger connections within the community, enabling friendships between the participants and helping them to develop improved social networks for older people from Black and minoritised ethnic communities living in Derby.

Project participants delivered a programme of regular social and cultural activities including weekly Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Over 50s games evenings, board games, film evenings, dominoes, and darts matches, There were also carers’ support group meetings, a social club for one-off evenings of interest, and sometimes exchange visits to another community centre, either ‘home’ or ‘away’.

Watch a video case study below, and read the full case study, featured in the Active Communities programme evaluation.

This case study was carried out by Ecorys UK, who are conducting an independent evaluation of People's Health Trust's Active Communities programme. This case study formed part of the last year of the evaluation process.

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