Live Longer Better in Somerset

Live Longer Better in Somerset

Live Longer Better

'Live Longer better' aims to build a solid foundation upon which our communities can promote and support health and independence into later life.

The Optimal Ageing Program: Living Longer Better with Sir Muir Gray

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership is investing in 'Live Longer Better' by signing up to a national community of practice and learning programme with leading experts in the field of active ageing and the impact of physical inactivity on health and lifestyle outcomes.

SASP is using the learning gained through this process to start the conversation at a county level and organising a series of webinars aimed at bringing together a network of services and organisations with an interest in this area of work.


Live Longer Better in Somerset Conferences

March 11th 2020 - ‘Live Longer Better’

Speakers included:

- The Centre for Ageing Better around the national picture of older age and inactivity

- Sir Muir Grey on Optimal Ageing

- Social Prescribing within the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

- Digital inclusion with Cosmic

- Our wonderful We Are Undefeatable Ambassadors Chrissie for the lived experience. You can watch Chrissie's story here.

8th July 2021– 'More than Movement'

Exploring loneliness and how physical activity can be part of the solution towards ending loneliness in Somerset.

Speakers included:

- Tom Burton, Sport England, National Health Lead

- Caroline Odjidja from Age UK Milton Keynes

- Phil Dolan, Chief Executive, Age UK Somerset

- SASP Bridgwater Health and Wellbeing Coaches.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK