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QPR in the Community Trust follows the Premier League Creating Chances aims of enhancing wellbeing through positive health programmes.

“We will use the power of football to promote healthy lifestyles, increase physical activity, tackle sensitive health issues and improve wellbeing, changing lives for good in our communities”.

The Trust has many projects that are already having a positive impact on the health of the local community and this is a rapidly expanding area of the charity.

QPR Health Stars Project

September 2012 saw the launch of QPR in the Community Trust’s free and innovative health and well-being project, QPR Health Stars. The six-week programme provides primary school children with physical activity, nutrition and healthy lifestyle education. QPR in the community trust work in partnership with local health agencies such as Kick-It (Stop-smoking service) and INWL NHS to ensure that all curriculum content and learning materials have been formulated in accordance with the National Curriculum, Every Child Matters, UNICEF Rights of a Child and Healthy Schools Guidelines.

Family learning is inherently important and as such a healthy living holiday programme which allows children and their parents to achieve new, enjoyable healthy living and physical activity experiences is delivered in collaboration with the Phoenix Canberra Schools federation. What’s more parents get the opportunity to meet at forums delivered by health professionals to talk through a variety of well-being topics.

As such the Trust believes through QPR Health Stars it can help to empower local schools and parents to actively assist in facilitating positive life-long health and well-being behaviours in the children of North Hammersmith & Fulham.

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Other ways in which QPR in the Community Trust are addressing the health inequalities of the local population

  • The Extra Time Club which increases the physical activity levels of local residents aged 60 and above.
  • Supporting community physical activity and health promotion events in both Brent and Hammersmith & Fulham.
  • Actively participating in numerous health forums and the Hammersmith and Fulham Healthy Schools development board.
  • Being an active partner in the forthcoming “Keep Smiling Day” event to advocate the importance of good oral health and hygiene in local school children.
  • Working in collaboration with the football club to encourage fans and the local demographic to stop smoking by supporting the Department of Health’s, 28 day Stoptober campaign at both the West Ham United and Everton fixtures.

Projects include: Fit for Football and MEND which encourage healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle to children. The Extra Time Club which increases the physical activity levels of local residents aged 60 and above. The Trust has also run match day health campaigns on issues such as alcohol awareness and Kick it – stop smoking. To learn more about our health programmes please click on the relevant tabs.

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