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In It together and Get Outside in Somerset join Talking Café LIVE to discuss the two projects

In It together and Get Outside in Somerset join Talking Café LIVE to discuss the two projects

Charlotte Norman: 'In It Together' - Women's Development Officer and Sarah Crossley, Marketing & Communications Officer joined the Talking Café to talk about the Get Outside in Somerset project and the In It Together project.

They discussed the effects the pandemic has had on physical activity and exercise, social pressures on women in Somerset, how to move more in ways that suit you, what... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2022 16:18

Tags: Active Adults, Active Communities, Adult Participation

Somerset alliance Open Mental Health launches new website to help adults living in Somerset

Somerset alliance Open Mental Health launches new website to help adults living in Somerset

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

Tags: Active Communities, Adults, Mental Health

This Girl Can and parkrun team up to welcome even more women and girls to parkrun this International Women’s Day

This Girl Can and parkrun team up to welcome even more women and girls to parkrun this International Women’s Day
  • In a celebration of being active in whatever way suits you, parkrun and This Girl Can come together to host a second International Women's Day parkrun
  • Research shows the gender activity gap persists. Women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun events, despite registering in higher numbers
  • The first International Women's Day parkrun took place on Saturday 7 March 2020, and saw more than 15,000... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Feb 2022 11:44

Tags: Adult Participation, Parkruns, This Girl Can

Sense Active launch Sensory Football

Sense Active launch Sensory Football

An innovative approach to creating meaningful football activities for people with complex disabilities.

Sense Active have launched a new programme aiming to improve the quality of football provision for people with complex disabilities, supported by County FAs and Football Club Community Organisations. The programme reimagines the way activities are delivered to help ensure the benefits and outcomes... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 10:00

Tags: Active Children, Football, Inclusive

Boardman named Active Travel England commissioner

Boardman named Active Travel England commissioner

Sport England's chair, Chris Boardman will lead the government's cycling and walking executive agency after he was confirmed as the interim commissioner of the newly formed Active Travel England.

First announced in 2020, as part of the government's £2 billion Gear Change plan for a cycling and walking revolution, Active Travel England (ATE) launched 22nd January 2022.

It will be responsible for... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 10:15

Tags: Active Communities, Active Lives, Active Travel

Sense Active release a new research report

Sense Active release a new research report

Understanding the physical activity needs of families who have children with complex disabilities

New report highlights person-centred approach and flexibility of delivery are required for positive and engaging experiences of physical activity for children & young people

The report, published by the disability charity, Sense has highlighted the key recommendations for all sports providers to consider... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:15

Tags: Active Children, Active Communities, Inclusive

New toolkit to help make sport accessible

New toolkit to help make sport accessible

Inclusive Facilities: Supporting People With a Visual Impairment

UK Coaching and Thomas Pocklington Trust urge leisure and sports providers to make their facilities more accessible to visually impaired people and have just launched free training to show them how to do just that.

The new toolkit, Inclusive facilities: Supporting people with a visual impairment contains videos and resources leisure operators... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 11:24

Tags: Active Lives, Inclusive

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