Happy, healthy living at Randall Close

  • in the first two years, 554 disabled people have taken part
  • 100% say they feel more independent and confident
  • 100% have shown an improvement in their health

At our Randall Close centre in London, disabled people are taking part in a project funded by City Bridge Trust and Big Lottery Fund (Reaching Communities). And becoming more healthy, more confident and more independent.

Individual plans for individual ambitions

Through personal plans disabled people set their own goals. Some choose to become more active through activities like gym sessions or sailing, while others want to learn about healthy eating through cookery workshops.

The project is achieving great results: it has reached 554 people, and all have improved their health and confidence. This has only been possible thanks to the 64 volunteers and staff members who have worked so hard.

Looking ahead

After three years we want to reach 720 people.

Susan's story

Susan at Parallel London‘Susan is an outgoing lady, but she wasn’t always this way.

‘When she was referred to us, she had mobility and emotional challenges. In our tests, her wellbeing score was just 46 out of a possible 70.

‘We organised one-on-one swimming lessons for Susan and helped her to exercise indoors. She grew in confidence, and moved on to outdoor exercises.

‘We also organised literacy and numeracy lessons, speech therapy sessions and healthy eating workshops that taught her to budget, shop and make healthy snacks.

‘Susan’s new wellbeing score of 63 shows just how far she’s come.’

— William J Gallagher, service manager