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Healthy Living Platform

We bring people together to help them create healthy and sustainable lifestyles and to achieve the changes that matter

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Do you have a new baby?

Finding time to cook for yourself and your family will be hard when your baby is so young. If you need help, we’re here for you.

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Healthy Living Platform

LEAP into Healthy Living

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We are partnering with Lambeth Council to pack and deliver food parcels for shielded and isolating residents, as well as people who are struggling.

We are cooking at our Healthy Living Kitchen at Southwyck Community Centre. We are making deliveries to people who have recently had a baby, people who live locally and need help with accessing food, and young people who normally receive free school meals.


Healthy Start and Rose Vouchers

Healthy Start is a national scheme aimed at improving the health of pregnant women and families on benefits and…

Story Stomping as a Family with Brockwell Greenhouses

We know the days are getting brighter now and it will soon be time to get together again for…

Healthy Living Platform and our surplus food projects- the Brixton Hub

Healthy Living Platform (HLP) has been awarded a contract from Lambeth Council to coordinate and distribute surplus food in…

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Food Ambassadors

Are you interested in being part of a team of Food Ambassadors, supporting those in your community to access healthy, affordable and tasty food?

Our work in numbers


People fed each week


Bags of food per week


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Food Ambassadors

Better together

LEAP into healthy living

Healthy recipes, free fruit & veg, and fun activities like yoga and Zumba for you and your little ones (age 0-3).

Our mission


Promoting healthy lifestyles is at our core. Encouraging, training, informing, supporting. 


We offer activities which promote the health and wellbeing of everyone in the community.


Our projects are self-sustaining. For the community, by the community.


The neighbourhood is the beating heart of our project. People having control of their own wellness. 

We believe

We believe that greening our environment and working towards healthier lifestyles are great ways to bring people together and create real social change. Our team has set up community gardens, started cooking projects and food businesses, and redistributed tonnes of surplus food. We have seen the benefits of creating communities of people who do things together to look after themselves, their families and their neighbours.
As health costs rise and government funding declines, there has never been a greater need for people to do things for themselves, to look after their own wellbeing. Also, the recent surge in awareness of the urgent need to address climate change means there is a massive willingness in our communities to take action. We are passionate about improving our environment and know that we can feel healthier and even have fun as a result.


Here are some of our healthy and delicious recipes

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  • breakfast
  • dessert
  • main
  • preserves
  • salad
  • side
  • snack
  • soup
How to cook celeriac

We have been getting a lot of celeriac lately in our Healthy Living Kitchen and people often ask us what they should do with it…    Celeriac is a round, knobbly root vegetable about the size of a small melon. It is pale brown on the outside and cream-coloured inside. It sometimes comes with the leaves still attached, which look (and taste) like dark green celery . The heavier celeriac feels for its size, the fresher it is, so flex your muscles or bring a trolley to get it home – celeriac is delicious and worth picking up.   What...

Indian cook-along: besan ka chilla, Indori aloo and coriander chutney

As part of our series of ‘cultural cook-alongs’ Preeti, food ambassador, showed us how to make besan ka chilla (chickpea pancakes), Indori aloo (spicy potatoes) and coriander chutney. Preeti is from Madhya Pradesh, a central state in India. These are popular dishes and enjoyed throughout the year, eaten at breakfast and supper.   Photo credit: Preeti   Besan Ka Chilla (chickpea flour pancakes) Ingredients 225g of chickpea (gram) flour 50g of semolina 1 or 2 green chillis, finely chopped 4 to 5 tablespoons of yogurt or curd (optional) Pinch of asafoetida 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder 1 teaspoon of salt...

What are Jerusalem artichokes and what do I do with them?

Jerusalem artichokes are currently in season– small, knobbly vegetables that look a bit like grubby pieces of root ginger. They’re not exactly pretty and they have a reputation for making you a bit windy, but don’t chuck them just yet. Let us try to persuade you to give them a go…   Jerusalem artichokes are very good for you. They’re full of fibre and rich in iron (which will boost your energy), as well as potassium and vitamin B1, which helps support nerve and muscle function. One way to avoid the gassiness is to eat them little and often, to...

We have lots of ideas for healthy cooking on a budget