Back on Track Environmental Project

Back on Track Environmental Project

buzz supports a charity that aims to support people who are at multiple disadvantages to get their lives back on track.

Aim

This project was delivered by Back on Track and supported by buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service. The project aims to teach attendees about the environment and how we can all make small steps to improve it for the future. buzz provided a small investment to purchase reusable water bottles and other items for Back on Track to use during the project.

Location

Central Manchester

Benefit of Learning new skills

Keep learning is one of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, five evidence-based actions which can improve personal wellbeing. Adults engaged in lifelong learning are more likely to be healthier, have better mental health and be more social connected. They are also more likely to participate in the community and decisions concerning the community. Learning new skills increases individuals’ employability, supporting the economic growth of the community. Adults involved in learning are more likely to be involved in their children’s education, helping them learn and raise attainment.

Evaluation

The project took place between September and November 2021 and was a success with 30 people attending over the period of the course.

Project Team

Back on Track

buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service

Strategic links to local/national policies

Benefit

Policy

Helping people live healthier lives

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

The Manchester Locality Plan – A Healthier Manchester

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Manchester Prevention Programme

Increased mental wellbeing

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Increasing community involvement

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

Manchester Prevention Programme

Socially connected communities

Manchester Population Health Plan

Employability

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Our Manchester Strategy

Giving children the best start in life

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy



Research/evidence base

Duckworth, K. and Cara, O. (2012) The Relationship between Adult Learning and Wellbeing:

Evidence from the 1958 National Child Development Study.

Feinstein, L., Budge, D., Vorhaus, J. and Duckworth, K. (2008). The social and personal benefits

of learning: A summary of key research findings

Foresight, Government Office for Science (2017) - What are the wider benefits of learning across the life course?

New Economics Foundation (2008) – Five ways to wellbeing

NIACE (2011) - Social value of adult learning for community empowerment.

Contact

Yasmin Holgeth – Age Friendly Neighbourhood Health Worker

Mob. 07425 536823

mailto:Yasmin.Holgeth@gmmh.nhs...



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