The In It Together project is back running physical activities and sport opportunities, but this time across the whole of Somerset!
In It Together features a whole range of activities for women ages 16+, all of which are led by coaches and instructors who have the same goal; to help break down those barriers that we women face, empower you to move in your own way, remove that self-doubt, and most importantly,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:30
Somerset Mums launch a new initiative to help teachers and students achieve a 5K run and improve their wellbeing in the process!
Somerset Mums Linda Meek and Nancy Murdoch launch an innovative run programme in their mission for better inclusion in sports and improved mental and physical wellbeing.
Linda, co-founder of Start Running Stay Running and Nancy, Children and Young People Strategic Manager at the Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) are inviting secondary school tutors to join them in their mission to introduce... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 10:42
Over 1 in 4 people live with at least one long-term health condition and these numbers are rising. You are twice as likely to be inactive if you have a health condition, however being active can help to manage over 20 long-term conditions such as depression and type 2 diabetes; it reduces the risk of developing some conditions by up to 40% and can delay the onset of and reduce the severity of many... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:13
‘We Are Undefeatable’ charities produce videos to support people with health conditions to move more
Make Your Move DVDs and online videos aimed at people with health conditions are now available
The Richmond Group of Charities' physical activity coalition - Movement for All - has developed a new physical activity DVD aimed at people living with multiple long term health conditions.
Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:41
Children and young people eligible for free school meals in Somerset will once again be offered free fun activities over the school holidays this winter.
Young people aged 5 – 16 years will have the opportunity to take part in enriching physical activities and be provided with a nutritious meal and information about eating healthily, as part of the Government's Holiday Activities and Food programme... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 15:31
Physical activity is hugely important in the early years age group to develop the physical skills that underpin fine motor skills needed for school. It's also a great way for children to develop social and communication skills too.
In a recent survey conducted with the early years workforce in Northumberland and Tyne & Wear, practitioners were asked about what barriers and challenges they face when... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:09
Somerset Moves is the County's system wide, multi-agency draft strategy for the development of physical activity and sport across Somerset.
Everyone has a role to play in Somerset Moves; people, communities, and organisations, from every sector and place across the county, pulling together with a shared goal to help move more and improve their lives in the process. Being active is so important for our... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 08 Nov 2021 08:54
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
Phase 1 and Phase 2 represented the here and now, the immediate impact of COVID 19 and the consequential lockdown. As part of Phase 3, SASP has been awarded £50,000 to distribute to community groups and organisations across Somerset.
Our main target audience for this phase is those people with Long Term Health Conditions (LTHC). 1 in 4 people within Somerset live with a LTHC. During the COVID-19... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 05 Nov 2021 13:50
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on activity levels throughout England, but has been most acute across disadvantaged groups and areas of high deprivation.
Sport England's latest Active Lives Adult Survey, published this month, covers the period from mid-May 2020 to mid-May 2021, which includes periods of national and tiered restrictions introduced to counter the... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 13:54