Health and Wellbeing

Boston Big Local will support the coordination of existing Health and Wellbeing activities and fund additional activities where there is an identified need. A lead delivery partner will coordinate the activities under each priority and any activities or services funded will not replace statutory services.

Outcomes for all priorities under this theme

We will know we have made a difference when:

  • Residents from Boston Big Local area are more aware of their health needs and where they can get relevant information.
  • Residents of all ages from the Boston Big Local area take up more opportunities to help improve their health and wellbeing.
  • Residents tell us they feel better informed, access facilities and feel healthier.
    Priorities

To achieve these outcomes, the Partnership Group decided on the following priorities:

  • Ensure there is accessible information relating to residents’ health and wellbeing.
  • Provide opportunities to improve residents’ health and wellbeing through music, sport and cultural activities for: children and families; young people; residents from across the community; older residents.

Agreed activities

1 – Mobile application, wider distribution of leaflets and existing information, taster events, showcase – to be developed after further research.

Lead delivery partner – to be decided
Other delivery partners – to be decided.

2a – To make the outside space at Norfolk Lodge Children’s Centre a more inviting place for small children to explore, learn and develop their skills alongside their parents. You can read the Service Level Agreement  here.

Lead delivery partners – Boston Sure Start – Boston Children’s Centre Norfolk Lodge
Other delivery partners – none

Read the Progress Report for September 2015

2b – Free 90 minute lunchtime family activity sessions on inflatable in Training
Pool. Three days a week for 6 weeks each year for 2 years. Plus, top-up crash course swimming lessons – for any child not achieving Key Stage 2 minimum of 25 metres when leaving primary school. 5 x 30 minute sessions for 2 years. You can read the Service Level Agreement here.

Lead delivery partners – Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre
Other delivery partners – none

Read the Swimming Lessons Progress Report (March 2016) here

3a – Free three month kids’ gym membership – entitles user to three gym sessions a week and one swim per day. Sessions available to children in receipt of pupil premium at primary school aged 8 to 11 years. You can read the Service Level Agreement here.

Lead delivery partner – Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre
Other delivery partners – none

Read the Kids’ Gym Membership Progress Report (March 2016) here

3b – Free multi-sport taster days for young people during the school holidays for
boys and girls aged 5-14 years. 18 days of 5 hours over 2 years. You can read the Service Level Agreement here.

Lead delivery partner – Boston United Football in the Community Ltd trading as (T/As) United in the Community
Other delivery partners – none

Read the Report for Quarter 1 (June 2017)

Read the Multi-Sport Taster Days Report for Quarter 1 2016

Read the Multi-Sport Taster Days Quarter 1 Progress Report

Read the Multi-Sport Taster Days Quarter 2 Progress Report

4a – Arts for dementia trial – 10 weekly art sessions for individuals diagnosed
with dementia and their carers. Plus, support the initiation of an indoor croquet club. You can read the Service Level Agreement here.

Read the Arts and Dementia Memory Lane Project Report (June 2017)

Read the Arts and Dementia Memory Lane Project Report (September 2016)

Read the Arts and Dementia Memory Lane Project Report (June 2016)

Read the Arts and Dementia Memory Lane Project Report (March 2016)

Read the Arts and Dementia Memory Lane Session Report

Lead delivery partner – Lincolnshire County Council – Health and Wellbeing.
Other delivery partners – none

4b – Summer fitness and wellbeing programme for the elderly. 24 sessions
lasting 2 hours each over 2 years. You can read the Service Level Agreement here.

Lead delivery partner – Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service – Health Trainers
Other delivery partners – none

Quarterly reports for activity 4b

Read the Stay Active Report for September 2015

5 – Provide opportunities to improve residents’ health and wellbeing through Educational/fun events for all residents.

5a – Provide Cycling Road show event (Year One) .

Lead delivery partner – Boston Borough Council

5b – Provide Health and Wellbeing Event (Year 2)

Lead delivery partner – Boston Borough Council

Read the Health and Wellbeing report for September 2017

6 – Provide innovative fitness opportunities to residents of all ages: 1.  Enable the provision of Aqua Physical Classes and 2.  Support an interschool, Children’s and Adult’s Triathlon Events

Lead delivery partner – Geoff Moulder Leisure Centre

Read the June 2017 report on the Children’s Triathlon

Informing and influencing others

As well as the above priorities, Boston Big Local will inform and influence others by:

  • Promoting healthy living: provide good information and take preventative action.
  • Providing and improving policing to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.