Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership
Encouraging activity at home
There is a huge amount of information out there and we have been gathering it on our ‘Be Active at Home‘ page which is fully inclusive and divided into various sections to suit everyone, with choices around activities. We also have daily posts going out through our social media platforms promoting resources and activities to stay active at home.
Physical Education for home schooling
Our partnership with Create Development has unlocked real Play for all our schools to help with physical activity and physical literacy. There is other content around health and wellbeing using physical activity that teachers can use for home or online schooling.
We have been using priority shopping hours in local supermarkets and housing support officers to distribute resistance bands and exercise programmes, among other useful items, to people over 70. Our GP referral clients have also been given the opportunity for phone support to encourage them to keep moving in ways that are right for them.
Vulnerable Adults and Children Programmes (Revive and Jump Start)
Each adult and child who wants one has been given an individual mentor to work with during this period to support the behaviour changes we were seeing before the lock down. Families with disabled children can use our online content with a range of different activities to do for different abilities.