Social Action for Health is a community development charity which works with communities towards justice, equality, and better health and wellbeing. We work across East London to address health inequalities and support people to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives. We have a portfolio of projects at any one time, currently including peer-support and befriending programmes, working with parents and people with long-term health conditions, advice services, a weight management project, and a community research project. All of our services are delivered in an accessible and culturally appropriate way, often in community languages and facilitated by experts-by-experience from the local community. You can read more about Social Action for Health and our current projects on our website.
How we work
Our way of working is to build capacity in people and communities – particularly those most affected by health inequalities. We are expert at engaging communities and then facilitating ways that people can develop their own solutions, sharing their expertise and seeing the world and opportunities in a different way.
We all have strengths to give to create a healthier world, at Social Action for Health we bring people together to empower and support each other. We believe in leading by example.
Where we work
We are based in Hackney but operate across East London supporting local people to lead in their communities and engage and facilitate in their mother tongue. We are currently working in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Islington, Barking and Dagenham.