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Black Prince Community Trust

Overview

The Black Prince Community Trust (BPT) has considerable sports facilities – an athletics track, football pitches, outdoor multi sports area, a boxing gym and basketball courts.  The Trust has a Healthcare strategy and two of the dedicated social outcomes are healthcare related, Health & Fitness and Mental Health.

Two of their key strands of healthcare as follows:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health problems affect around one in four people in the UK. Among people under 65, nearly half of all ill health is mental illness and more than a third of GP consultations are related to mental health. The total economic and social cost of mental illness is over £105bn a year.

Approximately 20% of Lambeth residents identified through the Physical Activity and Sport Borough profile have a high anxiety rate and 11% feel they have a low happiness rate. From these findings, BPT believes that there is much work to be done and they are committed to expanding their physical and mental health offer to further support the community and address mental health issues.

Currently they support the local communities psychological and emotional well-being by working in partnership with the Living Well Network and Fight 4 Change on the delivery of boxing and a gym based programme “Brainbox”.

Healthy CommunityA healthy community is a good place to grow up and grow old in. It is one which supports healthy behaviours and supports reductions in health inequalities. It should enhance the physical and mental health of the community and, where appropriate, encourage:

  • Active healthy lifestyles with good access to local services and facilities
  • A safe place to be active and be accessible by walking, cycling and public transport
  • The creation of healthy living environments which support social interaction
  • Combine physical activity, healthy lifestyle choices and mental well-being
  • Meeting the needs of children and young people to grow and develop, as well as being adaptable to the needs of an increasingly elderly population

BPT is committed to working towards a healthy community for the Lambeth Borough by providing intergenerational sport and fitness activities, educational training and personal development for all. The Healthy Community strand embodies all of BPT’s social outcomes, embraces the 5 ways to wellbeing and allows them to lead the community towards a happier and healthier life.

At the BPT they work alongside established providers of sports coaching education and NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) partners to provide members of the local community the opportunity to gain new skills and nationally recognised qualifications leading to employment, vocational training or education. Their strategy for “Training and Development” is divided into three strands including partner examples:

  • Coach Education – London Basketball Association, England Boxing
  • Workforce Development – Morley College, The Brook
  • NEET Provision – Centre Point Sport, The Challenge, Vi-Ability.

There is a “Community Timetable” of free sport activities on the website.  You need to complete the Registration Form first which you can also find on the website.  If you are under 18 ask a parent or guardian to complete the Registration Form for you.

Contact Details

Phone:
020 7840 2904

Email:
[email protected] [email protected]

Website:
http://blackprincetrust.org.uk/

Address:
Black Prince Community Trust, 5 Beaufoy Walk, Off Black Prince Road, Lambeth, London SE11 6AA

Other Info

Opening times:
Office 10am - 4pm, Opening Times Mon - Fri 9am - 10pm, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm.

Costs:
Some sports activities are free - see Community Timetable.

Disabled Access:

Directions:

Other information:
Registered charity. The Black Prince Trust was established in 2011 when the London Borough of Lambeth designated a 2.5-acre site on the Old Lillian Baylis School as a Community Hub.

Last updated:
14th May 2020