The Faith Health Action Partnership (FHAP) held an event last week at Christ Apostolic Church to celebrate the success of the project. The council funded project led by FaithAction has directly reached over 200 people, and indirectly reached another 400, providing clear benefits to people that attended.
Speakers included Georgia Ramirez, of Tower Hamlets Public Health, Sufia Alam of East London Mosque, Martin King of Take Back Your Life, along with a Q&A with leaders of health projects.
Georgia spoke on the importance of partnership working, the benefits of funding faith based organsiations and looked ahead to faith groups becoming involved in the new ICS Alliance and the importance of getting connected to THCVS for future funding opportunities.
Sufia reflected upon the health benefits provided by a women’s fitness group at East London Mosque and underlined the importance of faith groups involvement in health work.
FHAP project leads then took questions from attendees, including challenges faced and how they were supported with evalutating their projects. More info on the project can be found at https://fhap.faithaction.net/