Every year between the 1st-7th June is volunteers week. It is an annual celebration recognised across the world to promote and give thanks for the fantastic contribution of all volunteers. It goes without saying that volunteers play a key role in society as they have always made a huge difference to our communities.
We want to thank our SASP volunteers for their hard work and commitment to getting people... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 09:15
Open Mental Health is an alliance of local voluntary organisations, the NHS and social care, Somerset County Council, and individuals with lived experience of mental health. Working together their aim is to improve the way people in Somerset receive support with their mental health by providing access to a number of specialist services including NHS support, housing advice, debt and employment advice,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 09:55
As Covid-19 cases remain high in Somerset, there is a renewed call for people to step forward and become Covid Community Champions.
The Covid Community Champion Network has been going from strength to strength since it was first launched in October last year. There are now well over 100 trained Champions across Somerset, sharing messages about Covid-19 and how to stay healthy, happy and safe with their... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 14:03
We are delighted to bring you details of our Adult Social Sport Programme, with details of our returning sessions.
Clearly Seniors Football (regular football for over 60's) starts Monday 29th March 2.45pm @ Taunton Vale Sports Club
Nearly Seniors Football (regular football for over 40's) starts Thursday 1st April 7.00pm @ Taunton Vale Sports Club, Please note; This is a different day and Venue to previous... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 15:50
We are pleased to announce that the Workplace Activity Equipment Loan Scheme is now operational and we have 21 assorted equipment bags available for accredited "Active Workplaces" to borrow.
The loan will be for one calendar month at a time and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The equipment loan is FREE, though each loan will be subject to a "damage or lose it, you pay for it" agreement... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 17:33
There's a well-known quote which I came across again recently from public health specialist, Dr Nick Cavill, who said, "If physical activity was a pill, it would be the most cost-effective drug ever invented." That might very well be true. Being physically active helps improve overall health and wellbeing on a day to day basis and significantly reduces risks of over twenty long term health conditions.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Mar 2020 15:51
As part of the SASP Workplace Activity Offer, we now have an events calendar set out for the year. There are various different types of activities and they are spread around the County for all workplaces to join in.
More details will be out in due course with booking links being available soon for you to book your teams onto. In the meantime get the dates in your diary and start to encourage colleagues... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:20
SASP are excited to launch the Somerset Long Term Health Conditions Campaign; We Are Undefeatable Somerset. This campaign aims to inspire and encourage those living with long term health conditions in Somerset, to be active and move more, in ways that work for them.
As part of the Somerset campaign, we have recruited Ambassadors to be the face of the campaign and the agents for change in their local... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 13:59
New Active Lives Adult Survey results also show evidence of the positive impacts of activity on mental health.
The highest ever levels of activity have been recorded by Sport England's latest Active Lives Adult Survey, with 1 million more people physically active than when the survey began.
Based on data gathered from 180,000 respondents (aged 16+) in the 12 months from May 2018 to May 2019, 1,015,700... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:38
New One You campaign encourages adults across the country to get more active by building just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their daily lives.
Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it's not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our days. Sitting down at work and commuting by car or public transport means we're not active for a lot of the working day and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:33