“It’s in the Frome spirit to experiment with new ways of doing things, and the partnership organisations have a long history of developing innovative projects. When it comes to the issues of climate and health, we certainly need fresh approaches and we cannot continue to put these problems in separate boxes. The health of our planet and that of its people is connected. Real solutions cannot just address one or the other. Instead we need to find real win-wins”.
Johannes Moeller. M.D. Edventure: Frome
Edventure Frome CIC will focus on coordinating the partnership and organising weekly events across town, including both practical activities such as DIY secondary glazing or draft excluders as well as start-up support for residents, groups and organisations to develop climate and health projects.
A Green Health Connector and Green Community Connector programme run by the Medical Practice will help local people connect to green health opportunities across our town, and a Choosing Wisely campaign will help patients to make informed, green choices about prescriptions.
Frome Town Council will organise a Healthy Homes and Cycling by Prescription project, giving residents the opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and the chance to try out an electric bike for a month.
We are really excited as a practice to continue working with Frome Town Council, Edventure Frome and our community. This grant will further support us working together and accelerate our work towards a healthy and sustainable future. Our long term health and the wellbeing of our community relies on each one of us playing our part in supporting the health of our planet.
Dr Helen Kingston. Senior Partner, Frome Medical Practice
Join us for our Launch Event!
Thu 4 March 2021. 12:45 – 14:45. At the Cheese & Grain (or online if Covid-19 guideliness require).
Please join us to hear our plans, get involved and share your thoughts.
Meet our partnership team and hear our hopes and plans
Get involved with the various initiatives and projects we’re launching across town.
Share your ideas for initiatives, projects or enterprises that can help people in Frome to live healthier and greener lives.
Find out how we may be able to work together and the support we can provide.
Make a connection with others locally who are interested in creating climate & health win-wins.
As one of the first councils to declare a climate emergency we set a commitment to be zero carbon by 2030. We could never as a council meet this in isolation and that is why working in partnership with Edventure Frome and Frome Medical Practice, but also with residents in the town is so very important, and that the twin priorities of well-being and climate action are seen as one and the same. The award from the Climate Action Fund will enable us to move forward with real projects which will meet these aims and help us to really make a change in people’s lives: Ensuring warmness and wellness, whilst really committing to a cleaner, greener, healthier future.