The Greater Manchester (GM) Active Ageing Programme was a £1-million initiative to explore new ways to encourage physical activity for those over 55.
At School I thought there was nothing worse than PE lessons, teachers shouting at you, peers who would rather mess around than take part and judgement of everything; body image, clothing, ability (good or bad) and whether you were picked first or last.
GreaterSport consulted with disabled people across Greater Manchester and then used the findings to work with EFDS and Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles to design and develop the Inclusive Adventure Play in Wigan
Throughout Greater Manchester GreaterSport are aiming to build the knowledge, skills and understanding of the workforce. Research shows that gaining a leadership qualification improves confidence by 71%, in Greater Manchester this figure in previous years has been at 52%.
This case study illustrates how GreaterSport landed Sport England’s Youth Personalities Information, key messages and resources at a grass roots level with local providers and deliverers.
Talent Match aims to employ one talent coach to support 10 young people aged 18-24 who have been out of employment or training for twelve months or more and who need extra support to help them along their pathway.
The Women Into Coaching Project aimed to develop a model of deploying enthusiastic and knowledgably women who are passionate about getting active, to inspire, develop and deploy others to do the same.
In the past there has been a complicated and fragmented volunteer network with 7 different systems offering sporting volunteer opportunities, all required individual login as they did not talk to each other and many offered the same opportunities. GreaterSport decided to invest money and resource to find a solution to this problem with the focus being customer led.
Refugee Action helps refuges who’ve survived some of the worlds worst regimes with many being victims of horrendous experiences. They provide the individuals with basic support they need to live again with dignity whilst helping them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK.
GreaterSport reached out to Refugee Action as we felt we could enhance their intervention through the power of sport and physical activity.
Farida Anderson is a cancer survivor. She found out she had cancer on a routine screening she attended after turning 50 years of age. Her life was turned upside down, her family devastated. She fought the disease and still fights, but one battle was particularly challenging for her.