Health and wellbeing
Our Health and Wellbeing department are passionate about improving people’s lives. We work in a variety of sectors, often delivering projects that cut across multiple sectors.
We put the person at the centre of everything we do, building innovative initiatives to tackle barriers and improve health and wellbeing. Crucial to this approach is developing in depth knowledge of the needs of the individuals or the groups we are targeting. We achieve this using a variety of tools and methods and regularly reflect on our work to allow us to constantly develop.
Through all our work we strive to reduce health inequalities. We target specific groups, seeking to engage with them and understand their needs and issues. Whether barriers are real or perceived they should be addressed, and all our initiatives consider how they help tackle health inequalities.
We believe the best way to deliver successful programmes is usually in partnership. We know we cannot be experts in everything and are always willing to collaborate to develop high quality services. We have worked with national partners such as Sport England, Macmillan, and Mind. Locally we work with a wide range of statutory teams and VCS based organisations.
We pride ourselves on our ability to measure our impact and communicate this with our clients and partners. For every programme we develop a monitoring system using validated and appropriate tools. We follow up with our clients over twelve months to measure the long term impact of our interventions and programmes. We use a combination of client feedback, case studies, infographics to share this information.
Nick Atkins, Head of Health and Wellbeing
Nick moved to Enable from Wandsworth Council when the charity was formed in 2015. Nick has a background in community sport development, before moving into the physical activity for health area. He has led the development of several successful programmes including Active Wellbeing and Social Prescribing. Nick is passionate about tackling inequalities and working in partnership with experts.
Sarah Dowson, Health and Wellbeing Programme Manager
Sarah moved to Enable from Wandsworth Council when the charity was formed in 2015. Sarah has a background in leisure and fitness, before moving into physical activity for communities. She has managed several community based programmes including Active Lifestyles and Walk Wandsworth and our weight management programmes. Sarah is passionate about providing local and affordable opportunities to support more people to be active and healthier for longer.
Bethany Brown, Social Prescribing Service Manager
Beth joined Enable in 2016. She has a background in physical activity and experience developing specialist services for people with long term health conditions. Over the past 9 years Beth has worked on health interventions that supported people with a variety of health conditions including cancer, cardiac conditions, stroke and obesity. In 2019, Beth began managing the Wandsworth Social Prescribing service. This involves managing a team of Link Workers across the borough and developing a new service model with local partners. She has a masters degree in Public Health and is passionate about developing services that promote sustainable behaviour change and long term health improvements.
Anton Tavernier Gustave, Health and Wellbeing Manager
Anton joined the Health and Wellbeing department early March 2020. Anton’s role involves managing services and supporting the growth and development of new and existing programmes. Anton has significant experience working in Public Health/Community Development across London and Kent and is passionate about supporting people to lead a healthy lifestyle. For most of Anton’s career he has been working with people who are affected by mental health and has worked on nationally recognised programmes. Anton also enjoys playing a variety of sports (Football, Taekwondo, Tennis) and enjoys travelling and exploring new places.
Claire Simpson, Macmillan Project Manager
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Enable Health and Wellbeing
The Staff Yard
Telephone: 0203 959 0030