A2Dominion scoops award for helping Westminster residents to get active
Housing association A2Dominion has scooped an award for its work helping Westminster residents improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.
A2Dominion’s Beethoven Centre, in Queens Park, was named the winner of the ‘Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing Award’ at the Active Westminster Awards, organised by Westminster City Council.
The Beethoven Centre offers a raft of activities for the entire local community, as well as information and advice services.
Activities include low-cost fitness classes, a subsidised crèche to make it easier for parents to get involved, a free walking group and a free Drop-in-to-Weigh-in’ service encouraging people to follow a healthy diet and lifestyle.
There is a regular ‘Greengrocer Service’, selling affordable fresh fruit and vegetables in the centre, as well as healthy snacks and organic dried food. The service made over 2,000 sales last year.
The Beethoven Centre also works with partners, such as local Community Champions, to teach cooking skills, give recipe advice and organise family activities.
Bassam Mahfouz, A2Dominion’s Beethoven Centre Manager, said: “We are delighted to have won this award in recognition of our work supporting the local community with health and wellbeing issues.
“The impressive results achieved by visitors to the Beethoven Centre’s Health Hub demonstrate that the centre is helping members of the community to be physically active, to eat more healthily and to consistently improve their overall wellbeing.
“We look forward to continuing to expand our services in the future.”
The Active Westminster Award winners were announced by special guest Paralympian Ade Adepitan on 29th November 2013 at Lords Cricket Ground.
Attracting over 500 nominations this year, the Active Westminster Awards 2013 were open to clubs, groups, schools and sports centres based in Westminster.
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The A2Dominion Group is one of the country’s leading providers of high quality housing and services. With over 34,000 homes across London and the South East and thousands more in the development pipeline, we offer a wide range of homes for rent and sale. From affordable housing and market rate rentals, to specialist accommodation for key workers, students and vulnerable people, we cater for all needs. And through our A2Dominion New Homes brand we provide high quality homes for private sale, shared ownership and investment. Across all our activities our vision is to improve people’s lives through quality homes and services. We do this by reinvesting our surpluses into developing more affordable housing and making our existing properties and services even better.
A2Dominion is a member of the g15, a group of London’s 15 largest housing associations, providing homes for 1 in 10 Londoners and one quarter of all new building. We are working to solve the housing crisis by delivering good quality, affordable homes of all types. Visit www.a2dominion.co.uk