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Live your best life by joining the ASPIRE Boscombe programme

Residents looking to improve their wellbeing are invited to a free Health MOT as part of the ASPIRE Boscombe programme at Churchill Gardens.

The Health MOT kiosk is an initiative funded by ASPIRE offering free health and wellbeing check-ups from a unit designed to check factors such as weight, wellbeing, age, body mass index, body fat content, blood pressure and heart rate. The kiosk is open six days a week, 10-4pm and will be in Churchill Gardens Hub until Thursday 25 August 2022.

Lainey Norman, ASPIRE Project Coordinator said,

“We are delighted to see the kiosk installed in Churchill Gardens Hub and hope that residents take the opportunity to sign up to the ASPIRE programme and have a free health check. This could be the first step for people to improve their health and wellbeing.”

Whilst visiting the kiosk, residents will have the opportunity to sign up to the full ASPIRE Boscombe programme which provides free friendly workshops for people who want to improve their health and employment opportunities and to feel more confident and positive about life. Registration is open to anyone over 18 living in the BCP area, who is unemployed, a job seeker, in temporary insecure work or on a zero hours contract and who would like to improve their health and wellbeing. Participants are offered access to a wide range of activities including wellbeing and exercise sessions (including boxercise, positive mindset, yoga, pilates), singing for the brain, gardening, drama workshops and soon to start gardening and kitchen workshops.

Whether you want to eat more healthily, be more active, meet people, grow your own veg, volunteer, start a small business or just try something new, the ASPIRE programme can help. All the sessions are suitable for complete beginners and typically last for a couple of hours and are fully supported by the friendly and knowledgeable team.

Cllr Jane Kelly, Cabinet Member for Communities, Health and Leisure said,

“I am so pleased to see BCP’s ASPIRE programme offering so many activities and support to the residents and the local community who use Churchill Gardens. It’s important to look after ourselves and initiatives like this make it more accessible for all.”

For more information about joining the ASPIRE Boscombe programme aspire@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Posted on Thursday 18 August 2022