Move More Together

Move More Together

About Move More Together

Move More Together is a programme designed to encourage inactive adults over 50 to get moving again through the support of a volunteer who can motivate, guide and of course, provide some friendly conversation!

The pandemic has had a major impact on physical activity levels and wellbeing for everyone, however for many people over 50, the enforcement of shielding made keeping active more difficult. Since restrictions have eased, many older adults would now like to become more active again, but access and confidence remain significant barriers.

Move More Together has been developed to improve older adults' confidence and ability to get moving again, to help them reap a range of physical and mental health benefits whilst offering a great social opportunity too. Volunteers can help to set up equipment, provide reassurance to try something new and accompany the participant as they take their first steps back to an active lifestyle.

Activities can take place at home, in the garden, outside and in community facilities. We understand that flexibility is key to finding an activity that is suitable for sometimes unpredictable health conditions.

Move More Together matches participants with volunteers locally where possible. Our Volunteer Project Officer Jenny will coordinate the process, ensuring all volunteers undergo a DBS check and training for their role, and are available to meet regularly with their participant.

How to get involved

Participants: If you or someone you know would like to take part in Move More Together, please click here to complete our participant form.

Volunteers: please click here to register your interest as a Move More Together volunteer.

For help with completing the forms or for further information about Move More Together, please contact Jenny using the details below.

Jenny Street

Jenny Street

Volunteering Project Officer

Telephone
01823 653990

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