The ASPIRE project: Obesity and unemployment – what’s the link?

The ASPIRE project: Obesity and unemployment – what’s the link?

04 Jan 2021
C3 is pleased to be one of 14 organisations from across Southern England and Northern France aiming to holistically address obesity and unemployment via ASPIRE (Adding to Social capital and individual Potential In disadvantaged REgions). This €10 million Interreg VA Channel project has been awarded more than €7 million by the European Regional Development Fund and runs from September 2019 to February 2023. C3 will be using its innovative mobile tool, CHESS, in 7 sites across England and France.

In Focus: CHESS Walk in Boscombe

16 Apr 2021
CHESS (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Through CHESS, people come together to investigate their local environment using a CHESS App, assess the factors that make it easier or harder to live healthily, and identify changes they can make as a community to live healthier lives. It was created by C3’s Dr. Denise Stevens and includes a mobile tool that equips local communities in identifying and mapping the barriers they face every day when making choices about diet, activity and healthy living.  Project ASPIRE With Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the...
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CHESS Walk Aylesham: A Closer Look At The Work C3 Is Doing In Communities

07 Apr 2021
CHESS (Community Health Engagement Survey Solutions) is an innovative, data-driven community engagement process. Through CHESS, people come together to investigate their local environment using a CHESS App, assess the factors that make it easier or harder to live healthily, and identify changes they can make as a community to live healthier lives. It was created by C3’s Dr. Denise Stevens and includes a mobile tool that equips local communities in identifying and mapping the barriers they face every day when making choices about diet, activity and healthy living.  Project ASPIRE With Project ASPIRE, C3 is engaging with 7 different communities across the South of England and the North of...
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“What Can We Do About Rising Obesity?” Chris Whitty’s Lecture at Gresham College

26 Mar 2021
Recently, England’s Chief Medical Officer gave a speech to audience members attending a series of lectures around public health at London’s Gresham College. Prof. Chris Whitty opened by noting that people should feel absolutely no shame or embarrassment about obesity. It is purely something to be concerned about from a medical point of view and it was through this lens that he would be discussing the subject. He began his presentation by stating the urgency of the situation: obesity in the UK has increased from 15% of the population to 26% of the population in just two decades. The Association...
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CHESS plan co-ordinator position now open!

20 Jan 2021
C3 Collaborating for Health is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Local Project Co-ordinator in Boscombe West to manage the implementation of a community designed action plan, which forms part of the ASPIRE project in Boscombe. If you are passionate about the benefits of health and wellbeing, a healthy diet and physical activity, and have the motivational skills to engage your community, then this role could be ideal for you. BCP Council are supporting C3 in this recruitment process, and will be working closely with the successful applicant.

The rainbows of COVID-19

20 Apr 2020
Coronavirus has moved rapidly from China through South East Asia and into Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.  Each country has tackled the pandemic in its own but different ways and research studies are being quoted to justify different approaches.  However, some of the facts now emerging are pointing to problems that will outlive the virus, which we need to remember.