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P1. Physical Activity: Community
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 30 April, 2015
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
Our staff work remotely so we've had to be creative about promoting physical activity within the workplace. We include a physical activity element to all of our staff meetings, whether a walk, geo cache or a bike ride and we encouraged all staff to sign up to, and take part in the recent Workplace Challenge.
For example for our March team meeting 16 of us met at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and had a gentle 4 mile stroll around the grounds, ending up in the cafe for a warming hot chocolate! Staff enjoyed the opportunity to chat to one another on a more informal basis, it was a great way of sharing good practice and building team spirit.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
Everything we do is designed to get more people physical active. Our programmes include Jog Derbyshire, Village Games and Active for Life. We have recently launched the Generation Games project in three districts in Derbyshire designed to help those aged 50+ to become more physically active.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
Via our programmes we engage whole communities in physical activity. We encourage community engagement via a community consultation, asking local people what would help them become more active. We then facilitate activities for all members of the community, from back to netball to walking football to family boot camps.
We work with partners such as local authorities, county Public Health teams, Sport England, Big Lottery, National Governing Bodies of Sport, and local groups such as 50+ forums and community associations to ensure we take a strategic approach but focus on what's best for each locality.
With partners we have delivered community physical activity projects within Derbyshire to the value of over 3350k per annum.
Please estimate the number of people that (a) participated in your community programmes:
Please estimate the number of people that (b) were more active as a result of participating:
Please explain how you arrived at these estimates (if unknown, please explain why):
All of our projects are monitored via frameworks provided by our funders - these include collection of participant data.
Please indicate which of the following demographic groups within the local community that you have worked with to promote increased participation in physical activity:
Women, Men, Older adults (65+), Children & young people, Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities, Disabled People, People from deprived communities, Other (please specify)
Primarily we work in areas of deprivation and encourage the whole community to be more active. We have been particularly successful at getting adult women more active.
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
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