Tower Hamlets Communities Driving Change supports residents to determine and lead on the change they want to see for improved health and wellbeing locally.

The Young Foundation, in collaboration with Real, C3 Collaborating for Health and FutureGov are working with residents across Bethnal Green to;

  • Determine what matters most to them in terms of their health and wellbeing
  • Design and deliver interventions which draw on the tools of grassroots community development and social innovation
  • Influence existing services and systems to be more responsive to the needs and lived experiences of local communities

We are one of four consortiums working across the borough as part of Tower Hamlets Council’s flagship approach to public health.

Since October 2017, we have been working in Banglatown, Collingwood estate and Columbia Road in Bethnal Green – supporting residents to design and deliver a range of exciting projects. These include community-led English classes, youth-led football initiatives, substance misuse awareness programmes and much more.

Our work is bottom-up, open to change and constantly evolving. We believe in building relationships, connecting people with the tools, skills and services they need to affect change, and to always asking questions. We understand that ‘health-systems’ are challenging spaces to work in, and ultimately must be driven by those they affect – local people.

If you live in Tower Hamlets and would like to get involved in Communities Driving Change, get in touch – there is a role for you.

For more information about the project or our unique approach – particularly our focus on disability-inclusion – please contact Programme Manager Isabel Young.

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“I feel privileged that we have such facilities that look out for the wellbeing of the local communities and give everyone the opportunity to become involved and feel a part”
– Hajira ‘Munni’ Bibi