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How to Build Activity into Community Provision

Active Norfolk works closely with a number of local organisations to help instigate projects in communities for the benefit of older people. Organisations such as Norfolk Library Services, Cotman Housing, Sportspark, Age UK Norwich, The Norman Centre and Riverside Leisure centre have all been involved in activity programmes for older people. Please download the case studies below for more detailed examples of our partnership work. To express an interest in working with Active Norfolk to develop opportunities benefiting older people, please complete our Active Ageing expression of interest form.

Healthy Libraries and Physical Activity

The Healthy Libraries project is a public health initiative which aims to change the way people see their local libraries and utilise its resources to help improve quality of life for local residents. As part of the programme, Active Norfolk became involved to help write physical activity into the programme to ensure regular exercise becomes a monitored priority for Healthy Libraries. To find out more about the programme and its impact in Norfolk communities, download the project profile below.

Physical Activity and Community-based Services

Active Norfolk has used key moments in the calendar year, in people's lives and in Norfolk to inspire events to help people feel involved in their communities while improving their health through physical activity. Events like the Women's Cycling Tour, which came to Norfolk a few years ago, and a memorial bowls match have enabled people to engage within activity for a specific purpose, which has had positive outcomes upon both activity levels and wellbeing.

Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes

Development & Relationship Manager (Health) - maternity cover; Active Ageing Project Officer

  • Older people's health and activity lead
  • Cancer
01603 732335 or 07771 616932