In partnership with Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC), Huntingdonshire Community Group (HCG) has initiated its Health Inequalities Project, funded through Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System.
HCG, one of the 15 groups working on the Health Inequalities Project, invited residents to a ‘Curry and Games Night’, to share their views on the type of activities they would like to see help contribute to the health priorities in Huntingdon. HCG plans to work with residents to address mental health and wellbeing challenges that have intensified throughout the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis.
Huntingdonshire Community Group Volunteer, Daniel Davis, said: "It was uplifting to gather local residents together to discuss how we can best support our community.
"We look forward to providing an activity that benefits our community, after listening to and acknowledging views of our residents.
"HCG hopes to be able to support residents with wider matters such as employment, healthy eating, and access to health programmes.
"Our next step is to put together a proposal, with support from HDC, for our project to receive funding and be implemented in the New Year."
Executive Councillor for Community and Health, Cllr Ben Pitt, said: "Huntingdonshire Community Group’s community event demonstrated the fantastic work they do to support their local residents.
"It gave them the opportunity to speak to people about what they would like to see in their area to address health inequalities.
"I look forward to seeing their project develop, giving the community the opportunity to engage in a new activity to help improve their health and wellbeing."