A Stockton based not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of local people, have encouraged service users to take part in sports activities.
Little Sprouts run food workshops and education sessions with local schools, community groups and businesses, they are passionate about educating people in cooking and the importance of nutrition. All participants are engaged in the planning, preparation and delivery of meals that are easy to replicate at home. The group also run the 'Good Mood Food' café in Stockton, the aim of the café was to support two different groups, over 55’s and adults with poor mental health, these service users are already engaged weekly using cooking and nutrition skills so the group wanted to deliver an activity alongside this.Many of these client groups, through long term unemployment, poor mental health, and isolated elderly were inactive and the group’s aim was to encourage them to participate in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It is the long term aim that the benefits of being active and participating in something new could improve wellbeing and mood.
Tees Valley Community Foundation were thrilled to award a grant to Little Sprouts to enable them to set up a number of sporting activities to run alongside their café.