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Health Open Day at Portsoken
Published: 6 Feb 2013
Last Saturday, the Portsoken Health open day attracted around 80 visitors from the local community. Toynbee Hall manages the Centre, which aims to encourage residents’ participation and facilitates activities that promote personal and educational development, health and wellbeing.
On the 2nd of February, local residents took part in health checks, complementary therapies, henna and face painting and enjoyed food and games. Service providers, including City Police, Bump buddies, healthy cooking demos, and the Stroke Project came out in force at the centre to give local residents health-related information and let them know which services were available to them locally. Toynbee Hall’s City advice team were also on site to help people with their financial health.
Shiria Khatun Health Development Coordinator at Toynbee Hall said:
“The health open day is very important. It’s the one time of the year when we manage to get all the health providers to come together and promote advice/information on health to Portsoken residents.”
One Portsoken resident said:
“It was a very good day with great food and lots of activities for the whole family. I really enjoyed it.”
We would like to thank City Councilman Henry Jones for giving support and providing refreshments for the day as well as Ray Austin, Commissioning Manager for the City of London Youth & Play Services for hiring a Children's Face Painter.