We are pleased to share that Sports England have funded our Independent Living scheme with £1,640 to support us in providing physical activities for residents. This has been secured in partnership with SPARK Somerset’s Take Part project and Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP).
Six of our schemes across South Somerset will benefit from this funding, with pedal units, support packs and exercise films being brought for individual and group use. This forms part of our community investment activity around supporting and improving people’s health and wellbeing.
We are also exploring new partnerships in the area that we can take part in to really increase activities and funding that relate to getting people active and feeling well. We know that physical and mental health are both incredibly important, so we want to find new ways to empower communities to improve theirs.
We’d like to thank Sports England for this funding, which has enabled us to promote exercise amongst older adults living in supported housing, while also bringing people together to get moving. We look forward to seeing the results and sharing more updates in the future!