HOOP UK is a nationwide organisation. It is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity.
HOOP UK aims to be the ‘go to’ organisation in the UK for support for those struggling with the issues surrounding weight management and obesity. We aim to:
Facilitate increased awareness and engage with the public on the issues of childhood and adult obesity.
This will be achieved through working with media, the web (social networking, campaigns, webcasts and updated news on our own website), lobbying of local, regional and national organisations (public and private sector).
With the help of professionals, the public and private sector, individuals who have experienced weight management issues and a band of willing volunteers, HOOP UK is creating a hub of knowledge, resources and support to be able to bring awareness and understanding to the public at large of how obesity affects lives.
Provide support to parents who feel challenged by their child’s or their own weight
This will be achieved through providing a range of useful information and resources, expert guidance, web information, parent forums, ‘expert patient’ programmes and signposting to relevant sources of support.
Improve access to appropriate evidence based weight management treatment and prevention programmes for children, young people and adults
This will be achieved where possible through providing financial assistance and support in generating sponsorship required to access relevant and appropriate treatment programmes developed through public and private partnerships – including local authorities, charities, corporate sponsorship/donations and weight management providers.
HOOP UK will raise money to be able to financially support projects throughout the UK building a network of people who are ready to take action tackling the issue of obesity in this country.
HOOP UK will be creating and supporting projects which give support to those who are most vulnerable at the time when they most need it.