P5. Physical Activity Inclusion
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 19 December, 2011
A number of Active Norfolks projects are aimed specifically at inactive groups and plans are in place to extend a number of programmes in 2012 to promote to and engage these groups. The following projects address a number of barriers:Village games - addresses rural deprivation in Norfolk, with activity being taken to the local communities and taking place in village settings. This makes the activities more accessible and convenient for people to attend. They are also open to the whole family to encourage participation.Older people - Active Norfolk delivers and supports a number of programmes that focus on the older population. The health walks programme is available around the county and offers the opportunity to go on lead walks in a number of locations and targets people over 50. There is a social element to the programme to encourage participation and the walks are hugely popular. Areas of deprivation - a number of our programmes offer convenient, low cost and accessible opportunities in areas of deprivation. The get into programme will focus on the 6 most deprived areas in the county in 2012 to encourage participation in a wide variety of activities.Disability groups- a number of opportunities will be available for young people and adults with disabilities in 2012. The youth games and adult disability festival offer the chance to take part in a wide range of sports and regular multi-sport and sport specific clubs will take place around the county.Coach development - Active Norfolks coach development project looks to up-skill and qualify coaches in the county to ensure that there are a sufficient number of appropriately qualified coaches in the county to deliver opportunities. Training will be delivered to a number of coaches to ensure they are capable and confident to deliver activities to people with disabilities and by ensuring more coaches are available we can ensure delivery in rural areas.Sportivate - focuses on the 14-25 age group, where there is a drop-off in sports participation. This project will ensure relevant and low cost opportunities to encourage participation from this demographic.