Active_Uttlesford
Contact Name: Lucy Fish
Job Title: Health Improvement Officer
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Active Uttlesford aims to develop a community led group that can help grow participation in physical activity in the district by sharing best practice, working collaboratively, growing capacity through training.  The group is the grassroots voice for physical activity and sport for Uttlesford District and is part of the Uttlesford Health and Wellbeing Board.

The group will be made up of local community representatives from all walks of life, with varied interest and experience in physical and leisure activity.

Active Uttlesford is always looking for new members and ideas so if you are interested in joining the group or expressing your views please contact Lucy Fish lfish@uttlesford.gov.uk

Active Uttlesford Funding

Active Uttlesford are inviting applications from community organisations, groups and professionals to deliver projects that will target the following priority groups in Uttlesford:

 

  1. Tackling inactivity: Inactivity is defined as doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week.  In Uttlesford, 20.9% of residents are currently inactive (Active Lives Survey). The greatest health benefits can be gained from changing behaviours so that residents who are currently inactive become active.
  2. Women and girls: Female participation in sport and physical activity is lower than male participation and currently, 36.3% of women and girls of Uttlesford residents are active once a week compared to 53% of men and boys (Active Lives Survey). Interventions may be women only and can include childcare provision.
  3. Outdoors health: Encouraging residents to take part in sport and physical activity in outdoor spaces and Active Travel opportunities.
  4. Rural communities: Residents living in rural locations are at greater risk of loneliness and social isolation, which could impact on activity levels.
  5. Active Aging: Evidence suggests that the older somebody is the less likely they are to be active.  A programme of sport and physical activity to include all potential abilities for residents aged 60+ such as chair based exercise, walking, cycling, multi-sport.
  6. Disabled and Long Term Health Conditions: Residents with a disability or long term health condition (Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia, CVD, MSK) are less likely to access physical activity and sport provision.

 

For an informal project discussion and application form please contact Courtenay Mosley via email Courtenay.mosley@activeessex.org