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.
What are the steps if I would like to volunteer?
To learn more about the steps involved in becoming a volunteer, download the PDF below.
What are the steps if I would like to participate?
To find out more about what happens when you decide to participate, download the PDF below.
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.
For help with completing the forms or for further information about Move More Together, please contact Jenny using the details below.
Jenny Street (she/her)
Volunteering Project Officer
- 01823 653990