High Park: Think Family, Think Community Project
The High Park Project aims to address health inequalities in the High Park area of Southport – an area of multiple deprivations.
The High Park Project is a National Lottery Community Funded project that aims to challenge residents and stakeholders to improve their community’s development, make healthy lifestyles more relevant and accessible (through access to physical activity and better nutrition) and challenge social isolation through greater involvement in community activities, development projects and interest groups. In 2019, Brighter Living Partnership received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to restart the High Park Project for five years. With this funding and the help of local residents, the project plans to, and have made, lasting positive changes, that we hope will make the community a brighter place to live.
To change the community for the better we need your help. We have a number of volunteer roles that include gardening, volunteering to help out at activities and events or you can join one of our community groups.
Getting local people involved is central to the success of the project. This is why we have helped set up several community groups such as:
- The High Park Community Action Group
- Friends of High Park’s Green Spaces
- Bispham Road Improvement group
We have also been involved with a number of local support groups which includes a support group for parents of children with additional needs called Charlie’s Way, a craft group that aims to help those facing social isolation and a reading group.
Events and Activities
The High Park Project helps to organize local events that help to enrich and improve residents’ lives and create meaningful and lasting changes to the High Park area. So far the project has organized toddler classes, holiday activities for children living in the High Park Area and we have teamed up with Parenting 2000 and Alchemy to deliver afterschool activities in their Big Blue Bus. To keep up to date with the latest events and activities join our Facebook page.