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 the it's 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

Active Ageing Officer

I have a background of working on various community based programmes across Norfolk, as well as studying Sport and Education Studies at the University of Northampton. The experience I gained lead me to my current post with Active Norfolk overseeing our older people work, which focuses on the over 65s and is designed to address barriers to participation within this age group, and increase opportunities for Norfolk's older population to have access to physical activity.

In my spare time I enjoy playing/watching multiple sports including squash, badminton and football, in particular following the hugely successful Chelsea FC. I also like to travel, when time and money allows.

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