The WEA West Midlands region has recently been awarded £22,281 from the NIACE Adult and Community Learning Fund, for a new health project to help working men in Stoke-on-Trent get fitter and healthier.
The project Health Maintenance for Men will promote lifestyle changes through education and fitness programmes designed for men whose working patterns and lifestyle habits pose serious health risks. Using a car maintenance analogy, the project will work mainly with taxi drivers to develop health improvement programmes that can fit around busy work schedules.
The project will also address wider community health issues through a peer education approach using social networks to inspire healthy lifestyle changes.
To find out more about projects happening in the West Midlands region go to: www.westmidlands.wea.org.uk/educational-projects