We have given a grant of £20,000 to Equal People mencap, to support the reopening in person of their Healthy Living programme. Equal People mencap works in Kensington and Chelsea, providing direct support for vulnerable adults and children including people with learning disabilities, autism, and complex needs.

The Healthy Living project will provide a year of Zumba classes, catering lessons, gardening sessions, music and dance practice and Yoga classes for the 130 people who regularly use Equal People’s services. There will also be online sessions for those who are unable to, or do not feel ready to, come back to in-person classes.

The project will help to build the skills, confidence and physical fitness of the participants, after a year of less physical activity and social interaction.