Active Dorset are delighted that their partnership working within the Dorset health sector has been recognised and featured as a case study in the newly released Sport England Strategy - Uniting the Movement - read full case study
Since receiving investment from Sport England’s Active Ageing fund, specifically designed for reducing inactivity in older adults, Active Dorset have been working closely with the Dorset Integrated Care System, taking a 'whole-system' approach to embedding physical activity within healthcare setting. This work has allowed advice and support to people to become more widely available, such as in GP surgeries and healthcare pathways, helping to reduce demand on the health and care system across Dorset County.
Healthcare professionals have also been trained through the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, to ensure they feel comfortable to have conversations with patients about moving more in a way that works for them.
Charlie Coward, Active Dorset Deputy Chief Executive, commented “We are very proud to have this work recognised in Sport England’s new strategy, these achievements could not have been possible without partnership working and shared objectives. It is great to have our healthcare partners advocating the benefits of physical activity and we look forward to continuing our work in this sector.”
Sport England’s 10-year vision seeks to tackle the inequalities we've long seen in sport and physical activity. Providing opportunities to people and communities that have traditionally been left behind, and helping to remove the barriers to activity, has never been more important.
Active Dorset would like to unite this movement across BCP and Dorset by working with you to build a strategic approach to supporting more people to be more active across BCP and Dorset. Have your say here.
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For more information, please contact Active Dorset:
T: 07809 311 160