OC Active


OC Active aims to reduce child obesity in Tower Hamlets by instilling healthy lifestyles for young people in Tower Hamlets. We plan to do this by through the promotion of healthy eating, physical activity, sports coaching, and focused support for young people who are above a healthy weight. we intend to offer personalized guidance to each child, ensuring that the interventions meet their specific needs and preferences.

The Need

35% Tower Hamlets has the highest proportion of young people compared to other inner London boroughs
20% Children in Tower Hamlets in year 5&6 who have been diagnosed as being obese.
67% Children under 15 who live in low income households


  1. To improve the health and well-being of children and young people (8 – 19) living in Tower Hamlets
  2. To reduce the number of obese and overweight young people in Tower Hamlets
  3. To develop the knowledge and skills of young people and their carers so they are better able to live healthier lives
  4. To reduce barriers to participation in health provisions and physical activities for deprived and disadvantaged groups

Target Group

  1. Children and young people who are overweight and obese
  2. Children living in poverty
  3. Disadvantaged children and young people
  4. BAME communities
  5. Girls and young women;

Activities and Services

  1. 10 week weight management programme
  2. Weekly physical activity and sports coaching
  3. Volunteer opportunities for young people
  4. Workshops on healthy living
  5. Accredited training and qualifications
  6. Annual sporting events

Key Partnerships

  1. Barts and the London NHS
  2. London Youth

Contact Us

If you would like more help and support to eat healthily, become more active or volunteer on the programme then please contact us:

Senior Health & Sports Development Officer
Alema Akthar Khadim – alema.akthar@osmanitrust.org

Senior Health & Sports Development Officer
Sana Miah – sana.miah@osmanitrust.org

Tower Hamlets Community Cup August 2015 & Family Fun Day

Community Fun Day 2015 August



play studio