Community Health Project (CHP)

Community Health Project (CHP)

Through CHP we provide health promotions, advocacy and complement expert advice by workshop seminars and training on health issues as it affects our target group, working through a number of formal partnership structures.

We work in partnership with other health groups statutory agencies and international bodies to promote health and wellbeing.

In addition, we provide educational resources and training about mainstream support to better health and living so that Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups become well informed of actions to address social and circumstantial factors that limits their health.

We run a number of workshops that support people to lead healthier lives. Our aim is to provide culturally sensitive and accessible preventative clinical health information and services to the Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME).

CHP workshop
CHP workshop

These workshops include:

  • Healthy Eating
  • Healthy Heart
  • Glaucoma Awareness
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Mental Health Well Being
  • HIV & Aids Prevention

The Drop-in centre runs a number of services that work in partnership with local organisations to help tackle the problems of ill health and promote well-being in the community.

Healthy fruits & vegetables
Healthy fruits & vegetables

We can help you to access:

  • GPs
  • Dentists
  • Opticians
  • Mental health services and emotional support
  • Sexual health and family planning (FREE condoms provided)
  • HIV and AIDS services
  • Child health services
  • Disability and special needs services
  • Women’s health (including Community Midwives)
  • TB screening
  • Many other community health services

Black Organ Donation (BOD)

One of our advocacy and promotion topics is the Black Organ Donations.

In partnership with Kings College Hospital we organise workshops and symposiums aimed at demystifying the taboos that surrounds the issue of BOD among the Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK.

Health is Wealth

We have this project on promoting healthy eating, and run a number of open events and workshops that you could attain in meeting people and eating healthy food. Find out more about the project here.

Testimonials

  • Marcia Gordon

    Thank you for listening to me, your advice was helpful. I called Tara the CID police and she listened and gave me her advice, she is going to contact who she can contact at the ASB team to help.
    I didn’t know help like this was available, thanks to victim support who lead me to you people.

    Thanks a million times.

  • Jonnne

    On the 10th January 2020, I came into the centre and was not feeling well. I had stopped taking my blood pressure medication voluntarily. The staff at Action for Community Development (AFCD) advised me against doing that.

    They told me to sit down, looked at the drugs l was taking and then contacted my GP surgery to make them aware my condition. They pointed out that I needed a medicine review considering that the tablets were making me very unwell. Being a Friday morning, they had no emergency appointments. Therefore one of my colleagues contacted Lewisham Hospital to make an appointment. Fortunately there was one appointment made available for me on the Sunday afternoon the 12th.

    AFCD staff made sure I was aware of the appointment on the Sunday and encourage me to go. Again I was reluctant to go but they explained the consequences of having high blood pressure and not seeking medical treatment.

    After attending the appointment and being prescribed a different medicine, I was feeling stronger and much better than I was before. I am so glad that the team at AFCD took the time to empower and make me aware of how important it is to look after myself, seeking medical advice when needed to and following treatments.

    I can’t thank them enough for boosting my faith in hospital and people.

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