Nick Atkins is Health and Wellbeing Manager at Enable Leisure and Culture. Enable Leisure and Culture deliver a range of services on behalf of Wandsworth Council including leisure services, parks, arts development, events, and bereavement services.
The Health and Wellbeing team aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Wandsworth residents, there portfolio is broad and includes developing outdoors spaces, designing cultural programmes that improve wellbeing, and using physical activity as both a prevention, and a treatment for long term conditions. The team target health inequalities and reach communities where the need is highest, including specialist programmes for older people, cancer patients, people with severe mental health conditions, and stroke patients.
Nick joined Enable 7 years ago, when the organisation was still a department of Wandsworth Council. Prior to that he worked for a children’s charity in Brixton as Head of Sport, and also at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.