Partnership for change in Newcastle
In 2013 Newcastle Wellbeing for Life Board set out ‘Our Wellbeing for Life Strategy’ with the over- arching ambition for people who live, work or learn in Newcastle to equally enjoy positive wellbeing and good health.West Newcastle is an area with some of the highest health and social inequalities nationally and high rates of overweight and obesity in children. Focusing on children and young people, the Change4Life Partnership aims to improve the nutrition of families through healthy eating initiatives and increased participation in physical activity.
Change4Life is a partnership of providers linking up services and projects in the inner-West of Newcastle upon Tyne to encourage families to follow the national campaign’s messages of ‘eat well, move more and live longer’. The wards of Elswick, Benwell & Scotswood and Wingrove have some of the highest health and social inequalities in the city and nationally. The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) which measures all pupils in reception and year 6 across England found high rates of overweight and obesity in children in these areas.