Addressing key issues in Tower Hamlets, London
Child Health Matters and Wellbeing
This year we are focussing our Community Conversation on tackling the key issue(s) of Child Health and Wellbeing in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Community Conversations bring together local businesses, community organisations and government representatives to explore the issues of child health and wellbeing affecting their communities and how they can build a connected society together. A Community Conversation is a cross-sector networking event, encouraging fruitful conversations and tri-party collaboration.
Why does it matter in London Borough of Tower Hamlets?
- Tower Hamlets has the highest percentage of both children (39 percent) and older people (50 percent) living in income deprived households in England
- In Tower Hamlets, nearly 1 in 7 children in reception class (4- to 5-year-olds) and over 1 in 4 of children in year 6 (10- to 11-year-olds) are obese.
- Tower Hamlets has the fifth highest proportion of obese 10- to 11-year-olds in London and the sixth highest in the country.
What will happen on the day?
Local community organisations, businesses and public sector organisations have been invited to discuss the key challenges being faced by young people in Tower Hamlets in relation to Childhood Health and Wellbeing. Participants will be divided into break-out sessions to unpack one community challenge and to workshop collaborative solutions as a group.
This will provide an opportunity for participants to work as part of a cross-sector team, sharing their knowledge to provide real support to local communities.
The day's agenda
- 09:00 – Arrivals & Registration Tea, coffee and breakfast served
- 09:30 – Welcome by BITC
- 09:35 – Opening remarks by keynote speaker
- 10:15 – Morgan Stanley’s Healthy London Initiative
- 10:30 – Exploratory roundtable discussions – key challenges around child health
- 11:15 – Break
- 11.25 – Roundtable discussions – opportunities to respond and actions
- 12:10 – Report back and wrap up
- 12:20 – Wrap up and thank you
- 12.30 – Close
Who should attend?
Local community organisations, businesses and public sector organisations
Contact for the day
E: Im Rahman email@example.com
T: 020 7566 8782
The event will take place during Business in the Community's Responsible Business Week.
Responsible Business Week (23-27 April 2018) is an annual awareness campaign which celebrates the brighter side of business by sharing great responsible business success stories.