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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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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.

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Loughborough Park veg growing

Join us in Loughborough Park’s community garden every Monday 2.30-4.30pm and help us tend our beautiful new veg patch….

Update COVID guidance

Healthy Living Platform: new end of lockdown guidance July 2021  On 19th July, legal restrictions on social distancing were…

Pantries Coordinator: Job opportunity

Are you passionate about making a difference to your local community? Do you believe everyone should have access to affordable, nutritious food? 

Healthy Living Platform is recruiting a part-time Pantries Coordinator for 6 months to deliver and develop our Southwyck Pantry project in Brixton and to support and guide the setup of further Pantries at other sites in Lambeth.  

The pantry model is a community cooperative where local people sign up to become members- they pay a recommended donation of £5 and can then choose a mixture of purchased and donated food at 20 items per visit, as well as become involved in the running of the pantry and make choices about the types of food that is sold.

Southwyck Pantry has been running on the Southwyck Estate in Brixton since December 2020, set up as part of a project to embed healthy food into the community and open up the community hall. 

There are now over 80 Pantry Members and the pantry is staffed on the day by local volunteers. 

Working at Southwyck gives you a great sense of community and ( a feeling you are ) having a positive impact – Chef at Southwyck House

So happy to see that the community hall is used in such a positive way- Pantry Volunteer

If you would like to apply for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter of at least 1 page of A4- detailing how you feel you meet the Job Description and Person Specification- plus the HLP Equalities Monitoring Form  to info@healthylivingplatform.org 

Pantries CoordinatorJob Description- HLP-3

HLP Equalities Monitoring Form

Closing date for applications: midnight on 25th June 2021

Interviews: 30th June 2021

If you would like more information about the role, please call Helen on 07701365551

 

Your donation can help support our vital work

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

120

People fed each week

120

Bags of food per week

1000

volunteer hours to date

29

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

Health

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

Activities

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

Sustainability

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

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.

Recipes

Here are some of our healthy and delicious recipes

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  • breakfast
  • dessert
  • main
  • preserves
  • salad
  • side
  • snack
  • soup
Isata’s Sierra Leone Ebeh

One of our food ambassadors – Isata- shared this dish with us at our Cultural Cook Ups at Loughborough Children’s Centre.    Ebeh is a soup from Sierra Leone, made usually with Casava, but Isata adapted this recipe according to the veg that was available. It is a filling dish and is often made during Eid as a way of breaking the fast. Isata says that it is a great meal to give someone who is unwell, especially if you add some fresh chillis. You can add in unripe banana or unripe plantain also. Ingredients  3 medium potatoes 1 small...

Mini chefs – low sugar banana muffins

Did you know you can make muffins without added sugar?   These healthy low sugar banana muffins are perfect for little ones as they’re sweetened with just ripe bananas. If you like you can add some raisins too – but that’s optional.   These muffins are a mini chefs favourite.   Ingredients Makes 12 2 large (or 3 medium) ripe bananas, mashed 250 grams wholemeal plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar) 100 millilitres milk 100 millilitres sunflower oil 100...

Mini chefs – rice cake faces

At our mini chefs classes we’ve noticed that children always enjoy playing with their food and these hummus rice cake faces always go down well.   They’re so easy to make – simply spread hummus onto a rice cake and make a face with your favourite chopped veggies.   To keep it healthy make your own hummus – that way you can leave out the salt.     Ingredients (makes 2) For the salt-free hummus 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) 1 lemon, squeezed Cold water For the rice cake...

We have lots of ideas for healthy cooking on a budget