We took the jump!
Our first community wellness hub is based in the London borough of Harrow, West London. We decided there was no better place to pilot our initial delivery in a place that is familiar and home to our newly established small team.
We knew at the start of our journey that the location would be paramount to entering the growing wellness market and using our knowledge of the local area we were able to design the programme to address specific needs and wants of the local community.
In 2015, we reached out to the community through our on-line survey attracting over 350 women and conducted a focus group interview with 12 participants of African and Caribbean heritage living in London. During our research phase, it became clear very quickly that members of the community would be the most valuable resource in helping to shape our initial programme of services.
We believe the African Caribbean community have a voice, which we will continue to hear through our research and on-going consultation.
Using our local fitness and sports development knowledge, our journey led us to nurture the growth of an emerging network of wellness professionals. We spent some time actively seeking out professionals that represent the diversity of Harrow and neighbouring West London boroughs who have maintained their commitment to a healthier community.
We strongly believe in building on a network of professionals who have the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will harness an authentic wellness experience for African and Caribbean communities.
We have been building partnerships with key organisations to work cooperatively towards the achievement of shared outcomes. Check out how we work with Lake Health and Wellbeing in campaigning for fibroids. We recognise the need to build a strategic alliance of partners, as the old Jamaican proverb goes: “One hand can’t clap”
The first chapter
We believe we now have a mixture of valuable elements to start sharing wellness inspired by Africa and the Caribbean. With our heritage firmly placed in Africa and the Caribbean, our local knowledge, continuous insight, growing network and partnership development we welcome you to join us on our journey. Creating transformative wellness spaces.
We are Noire Wellness, impacting, empowering and transforming the lives of the African Caribbean health & wellness communities. Why not share your journey in the business of wellness with us? Tag us in your comments, and let’s connect and verse. #BeWell