ShipShape Community Health Champions have successfully liaised and initiated a family fun event at Monkey Bizness, Valley Centertainment, on a Thursday evening during the Easter holiday break.
Many thanks to the Monkey Bizness who has offered a good discount rate on the entrance fee for the event. About 250 happy faces counted, including parents and families, out of the 2-hour long fun activities. Many have signed up for our Health Trainer support and Physical Activity sessions. Some joined as new recruits to get involved in our future events and activities.
Participants in the events are families of different ethnic background living in the various parts of the city, such as Sharrow, Nether Edge, Broomhall, Darnall, Firth Park, Tinsley, Gleadless, etc. The event has enhanced client referrals for health trainer support in all these areas as well as linked in people with the various social support services locally. At the evening, our workers have facilitated referrals for debt advice, housing support and employability support.
It was such a successful evening that the health champions have already had another event lined up in the summer. Just watch this space!