Health Xchange

Health Xchange is funded by The National Lottery delivered by PCVS on behalf of Peterborough Plus. The project empowers small community groups to deliver health and wellbeing activities in their locality.

Through the project there are opportunities for community members to participate in health training to become Community Wellbeing Champions who will help their communities to improve health and wellbeing. Additionally, there will be a level 2 qualification in Health Improvement for those who are interested. The project will be overseen by a Steering Group of health professionals, community members, and those benefitting from the activities. We already have groups enrolled in the project but there are opportunities for other organisations to bid for funding between £1-4k later in the year.

You can view the groups that have already received funding here. There are also details of how to sign up to the current Health Xchange activities that some of these groups are currently running.

Group Activities More information
Chinese Community Wellbeing for community resilience and wellbeing


Details coming soon
Hampton Tiddlers  

Community mental health and wellbeing


Details coming soon
Craft 4 Smiles Arts and crafts sessions Join Craft4Smiles at Peterborough Cathedral from 11am on 08/11/2021 for a unique paper crafting experience that is fun and great for your wellbeing. Email [email protected] for more info!


School of Boxing Boxing sessions  

Details coming soon


East Timorese Zumba sessions The East Timorese Association Peterborough will be running a weekly Zumba session once a week to bring people together, in a fun, fit and active, way! The sessions, funded by our Health Xchange project also raises awareness of healthy lifestyles. More information can be found on
High Heritage Community resilience sessions Details coming soon
Russian Community Russian Community Association Peterborough – Traditional Russian Dance Sessions  

Why not join in community dance sessions providing by The Russian Community Association and funded by our Health Xchange. The club is for children from the East European community to try traditional dancing and performances. Find out more by clicking here

Latvian Community Group Dementia awareness  

Details coming soon


Bangladesh Welfare Association Healthy lifestyle sessions Details coming soon


To apply your group needs to have an income of under £30k, be a community of interest e.g. representing a particular community, group of people, or a geographical area. Membership of Peterborough Plus or Communities East is required so your group would need to fulfil some requirements for this e.g. up to date finances, policies, procedures.

If you would like further information please email [email protected]

The project has an incredible steering group which advises on the support and funding that the Health Xchange staff provide. PCVS are delighted to say the following individuals bring a host of professional expertise and experience together in the group:

Name Organisation
Fiona Adley Craft4Smiles
Karen Oldale St George’s Hydrotherapy
Harmesh Larkhanpaul PCVS Trustee
Iveta Suna Peterborough Latvian Community
Celso Oliverio East Timor Peterborough
Stuart Haw PCVS

We always welcome new members. If you have a background in placed-based community work, arts and crafts and/or engaging diverse communities, and interested in joining our Steering Committee, please email [email protected].

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