Health & Wellbeing

Wandsworth Brighter Living Fair

This free fair took place on Tuesday 3 July 2018, and was organised by the Council’s Adult Social Services Department. It was specifically for adults who have or are looking for care and support in the borough, and other local residents aged 55 and over. More than 180 people came along to find out about support available in Wandsworth that champions independent living. Over 40 local services and organisations had stalls at the event, including the Share Community, Battersea Thrive, Generate, London Fire Brigade and local NHS services. There was also a full programme of talks and demonstrations, including: Wandsworth Police, who gave a talk on keeping safe DORCAS who demonstrated healthy juice making Fitness taster sessions from the Council’s leisure contractors Enable Boxing from Carney’s Community An art workshop with Creative Minds Sign language sessions from Deaf First Councillor Paul Ellis, the Council’s Health and Social Care spokesman, said: “This was a very successful event, and we’re delighted it was well attended and so many organisations came along. We hope that the day will give residents the information they need to stay healthy and independent.” If you attended, thank you for coming. To those who filled in evaluation forms in the hope of winning a Fortnum & Mason Hamper or a ticket to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, congratulations to the lucky winners! Looking for support? If you were unable to attend the Brighter Living Fair, you can search our website for local social care services: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/adultsocialcare

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Clubercise with Shelly Palmer

We meet Shelly Palmer from Fabulicious Fitness who teamed up with Bellissima Beauty to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Tunnel Club in Wimbledon. As well as helping with the medical needs of local people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have and campaigns for better cancer care. Its goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in and around Wimbledon, and we would like to help them continue to do this. Clubbercise is a blend of simple aerobic and street dance moves, offering high and low impact options aimed at all abilities. So grab your glow sticks, get your disco on, and dance the evening away to 90s classics and the latest floor fillers. www.fabuliciousfitness.co.uk @ShellyVPalmer

Business Bites – Get fit for more business…

This is a recording of the popular "Business Bites" programme by Kay Chauhan and our media partners Wandsworth Radio. The Get Fit for Business campaign is the brainchild of the Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce and Kate Giles of the Crewroom. The idea is to help businesses to network but in more sporty environments such as on paddle boards on the Thames at Putney Embankment. Kay Chauhan find out more... http://www.wandsworthradio.com/ #BusinessBites @wandsworthradio

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Amazing world-class defense techniques from South London Krav Maga

*** This video has NOT been speeded up in any way. Filmed and mastered at 50 frames per second to capture the lightning-fast moves that are the trademark of Krav Maga *** Simon Pither introduces the opening seminar for the inauguration of FEKM-UK - the UK branch of the European Federation of Krav Maga. 5th Darga black belt Michael Obadia leads the class with an inspiring demonstration of world class techniques.. http://www.southlondonkravmaga.com @kravmaga_london

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Met-Track at Perivale Athletics Track

Laura Cornelius joins officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and finds out more about a superb Lottery-funded initiative for young Londoners. http://www.met-track.com/ @MetTrack Met-Track aims to offer sport as the healthy alternative in life to young people who might not otherwise necessarily get the opportunity. It's overarching aim is to reduce anti-social behaviour and offending by young people across London.

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