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Hyndburn Leisure’s Health activators are delivering a programme of work to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.
This programme will reach out to the Extremely Vulnerable Persons (Shielded) and Socially Vulnerable residents in our Hyndburn community, which currently includes around 5600 residents, that will motivate and enable people to be more active. We recognise that this community of people have been and possibly currently still advised against leaving their homes and we aim to provide activities and mentor support to increase their activity levels.
We have developed a survey which will help us connect to priority audiences and those most in need. This will enable us to bespoke and deliver physical activity and wellbeing programmes to meet the needs of our Hyndburn residents.
The Tackling Inequalities Fund has been created to try and help reduce the negative impact on activity levels, with a specific focus on; Lower Socio-Economic Groups, Black, Asian Minority Ethnic Communities, Disabled People and People with Long-Term Health Conditions (LTC). This initiative is funded through Sport England and with their help, Hyndburn Leisure is working in partnership with Active Lancashire.
Based on early insight from a national survey, it quickly became clear that certain groups of people were being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.
For further information and support contact our Up and Active team email firstname.lastname@example.org