In each of these areas, we are working with local communities, local authorities and other national organisations to understand how we can help families live healthier and more active lives.
Bradford is the fifth largest city in the UK and has some of the highest levels of poverty and ill-health. It is ethnically diverse, with a large South Asian community and a rising prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Tower Hamlets has one of the fastest growing, youngest, and most diverse populations in the UK. Levels of poverty remain high, particularly among pensioners and children, and the need for in-work welfare support is rising. Healthy life expectancy in the borough remains below the national average.