Market warming event for delivering community-based healthy lifestyle initiatives

On Friday 13 November 2015 Lewisham Council is inviting suppliers to a ‘market warming’ event to discuss the delivery of community-based borough-wide healthy eating and physical activity initiatives.

The Council is seeking organisation/s who will take a community development approach to delivery, supporting individuals, groups and organisations to promote healthy lifestyles with a focus on healthy eating and physical activity. It will also be an opportunity for the Council to test the market and consider any options suggested by suppliers.

Organisation/s will be expected to complement and enhance existing and planned health improvement programmes in the borough and be a key partner in Lewisham’s Food Partnership.

The service will consist of:

  • The appointment of three community development posts - nutritionist, physical activity specialist and a food worker - to enhance existing programmes.
  • Delivery of a borough-wide community cookery on a budget training programme.
  • Delivery of active lifestyles programmes aimed at inactive/sedentary adults.
  • The promotion of existing nutrition initiatives, such as the local vitamin D scheme and the Healthier Catering Commitments scheme, with local food businesses.
  • Supporting a community development approach with funds for participatory budgeting to enable delivery of local healthy eating and physical activity initiatives.

The event will take place on Friday 13 November 2015, 10.30am - 12.30pm at Lewisham Civic Centre.

If you would like to attend this event, please confirm via email to (two delegates per organisation).

If you're unable to attend but would are interested in this opportunity, details following the market warming event will be available on the e-portal.