Promoting physical activity in your community
What we do:
Community Activators are supporting people of Nottingham living with a disability or long-term health condition to become more active, promoting the benefits of leading an active lifestyle and supporting their journey into a range community opportunities that meet an individual’s needs.
How we support you to be active:
Engagement – we want talk to you to find out your interests and build a plan of options to become more active. We can host focus groups, coffee mornings, arrange a phone call or even deliver taster sessions, promoting the benefits of physical activity in your community.
Support – After an initial chat we can advise on the most appropriate opportunities in your local community. Our role could be to meet you at your nearest leisure centre or community activity session, making introductions to staff, volunteers and the locations. Should you have specific barriers to being more active, we can work with you to build up a plan to overcome them.
Follow Up – we keep in regular contact with you via text or phone call, to see how you’re getting on with your activities. We want to ensure you continue to be active through your chosen activity, should any barriers Community Activators can support you to overcome them.
Who we’re working with?
We're engaging people a disability or long term health condition limiting their likelihood of being more active, through a range of partners and support services across the city. Information on the Community Activator support package is available via partners such as Nottingham Community Voluntary service, Nottingham Health & Care Point, Nottingham City Homes, Age UK, Click Nottingham, Nottingham City Care and more.
Who are they, where are they based?
Sally Poon – Mapperley, St Anns, Dales, Bridge Wards
Asma Iqbal – Sherwood, Arboretum, Radford & Park, Berridge
Robert Ghahremani –Wollaton East, Dunkirk & Lenton, Clifton North & South
Kelly Evans – Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Bestwood, Basford