One Voice, a community development organisation, has launched its Baiter Sehat (Better Health) campaign with a workshop themed around the health areas of diabetes, CHD and stroke. It was held in Bangor Street community centre in Blackburn.
With a dozen stalls promoting healthy living and over a hundred attendees, Baiter Sehat was branded a big success by the organisers.One Voice aims to work in partnership to improve the socio-economic well-being of the Pakistani Heritage community in Blackburn and Darwen.
Mohammed Hanif of Blackburn said, “I have learnt a great deal about the services offered by the local council through the Baiter Sehat event. I’m retired at the moment and I will be joining one of the Council’s gyms.”
Zora Shaheen of Blackburn said, “This has been one of the best health events that I have been to. There were a lot of events and activities that we got involved in. The information of what is contained in our foods was really valuable.”
The project will also feature further workshops, health conferences and culminate in a Health Mela and games in the summer of 2013. The Baiter Sehat project is being delivered in partnership with the NHS Blackburn with Darwen Care Trust.
The next workshop will take place on Thursday, 1 November 2012.