Keeping our hearts healthy on World Health Day
It's #WorldHealthDay so earlier this week our Heart Life group talked about ways to stay healthy and how low fat meals can help us all take care of our heart health. Delicious chicken burgers and low fat pasta meals were on the menu and enjoyed by everyone who took part!
Our Heart Life project is funded by Heart Research UK and is part of our wider work to tackle the health inequalities that people with learning disabilities and autistic people face. As part of the project, accessible cookery workshops are delivered by peer educators who are people with learning disabilities and autistic people to teach people how to prepare health meals and develop their skills and confidence to take better care of their health.
Kate Bratt-Farrar, Chief Executive at Heart Research UK, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to fund this vital project, which aims to give people with learning disabilities a greater understanding of how their lifestyle impacts their heart. We’re hopeful this will empower and help them live happier, healthier and longer lives.’
Lindsay Henderson, Head of Communities at Your Voice Counts, said: ‘We exist because the people we work with often need support to be included, to have the same opportunities as the rest of society, and to improve their quality of life. We’d like to thank Heart Research UK for this funding which helps us in our aim to provide accessible health information to the people we support so that they can make informed decisions about their own hearts.’