Update on The Health at Home Ambassador and Max Club Programme

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Senior Programme Officer for Public Health Tim Howells, for the attention of the Early Years Providers and Primary Schools.

As you may be aware we have been running the Health at Home programme during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The 2 programmes are aimed at Early Years settings and Primary Schools in Slough.

  1. For Early Years -  This element follows the “Max” programme which is delivered in Children Centres and other Early Year settings. This involves Max the dog, and how the child can emulate the positive behaviours of Max
  2. For Primary Schools – This element follows the “Ambassador” programme which is delivered across Slough primary schools. This involves empowering the child to take ownership of supporting their family to be more active and healthy whilst at home. It also includes a bespoke “5 ways to wellbeing” resource which has been designed by the East Berkshire CCG.

With both elements they receive a letter, badge and pledge of what to do. The parents/carers will also have the opportunity to receive ongoing support from Active Movement to reduce sedentary behaviour whilst they are at home.

We are excited to announce that there are currently over 200 Slough children and their families taking part in the programme! The up to date leader-board and sign up process is available by clicking here.