Population Health and Tackling Inequalities
The work of Ekota aims to contribute to tackling health inequalities that exist in our local communities. Covid -19 has exacerbated existing challenges which makes our work harder but even more important. The people and groups we work with face some of the greatest social and economic challenges with higher rates of deprivation and poorer health outcomes from birth and throughout their lives. Our work involves partnership working, prevention, community integration and networks, individual and group development opportunities, physical health and mental well-being interventions, encouraging behaviour changes, providing virtual and physical community space and delivering engagement mechanisms, all of which are at the heart of successful population health improvement.We believe that Ekota can only be successful through working in partnership with individuals within our communities, other voluntary organisations, health and social care providers, local authorities, national sporting organisations and a wide range of other stakeholders. This is why we consider our work as being part of a wider social movement and framework in which we unite, take action and maximise resources working towards change and the betterment of our communities. There is a range of work taking place and planned in regard to delivering population health approaches and tackling health inequalities and we at Ekota are a key champion of this work. Do get in touch with us if you would like to find out more about our work or want to work with us.
Ekota has been commissioned to deliver a number of summer camps in 2021. Look out for details of programs.
Launch of the Ekota Hub in Good-mayes Park
Over the past year Ekota has been working with Redbridge Council, England Cricket Board and Vision to develop a community hub and to support grassroots sports in Goodmayes Park. We are now the leaseholder of the Goodmayes Park Pavilion and are currently developing the premises included a café which is due to open soon. In addition Ekota are now responsible for managing a part of the Goodmayes Park grounds including seasonal cricket activities and maximising use of park space. This will provide an opportunity for us to further bring communities together and expand our work to new levels of impact and success.