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Outdoors

Cani-Fit Getting Fit With Your Dog

Last Updated: 4/28/2015

Cani-Fit is Scotland's leading dog and owner fitness company providing professional exercise training for both dogs and their owners.

Leisure

Alternative Academy Programme

Last Updated: 4/8/2015

The Alternative Academy is an innovative 12 week ‘extreme’ sports-based education programme aimed at reengaging young people (15-18 years old) who are currently, or at risk of becoming, disengaged from traditional forms of education. During the 12 week, full time programme of activities, approx 50% of which are sport, participants develop their confidence, motivation and life skills, and are supported in moving on to a positive destination as well as healthy and active lives. Seven Academy programmes have been delivered over the last two years, engaging over 90 young people from the Aberdeen City and Shire area.

Community

Northern Soul Mates

Last Updated: 4/8/2015

The aim of Northern Solemates is to provide a network of community based opportunities for physical activity – ideally targetting people who are not currently very physically active.

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World Walking - Inverclyde Globetrotters

Last Updated: 2/26/2015

Inverclyde Globetrotters are a Greenock based gym-based exercise group which tackles long virtual walks for fun and to help them stay healthy. They have launched their free, fun, simple to use virtual walking website/app which overlays the steps/miles which individuals and groups clock up in the real world on a choice of virtual walks to some of the world’s greatest places.

projects

YDance Active

Last Updated: 2/6/2015

We're working in partnership with Sportscotland to deliver the Active Girls Project, supporting girls in both school and community settings to become more physically active through dance. Our branch of the project, YDance Active, is funded to deliver a Youth Training Programme and a Workforce Development Programme nationally across Scotland.

Preschool

Mini Mover Programme

Last Updated: 4/23/2014

The Mini Movers programme is one of the conduits within the local Detecting Cancer Early activities and promotes the links between being physically active and the reduction of the risk of certain cancers within the early years setting.

Primary School

Sinclairtown Street Design Project

Last Updated: 4/9/2014

This is a novel partnership approach to the development of an active travel project. It takes on a practical aspect of exploring resident’s needs and actions with the concept that better quality places can be an important means of increasing active travel. This project worked with residents, the school community and council over an extended period to develop a set of design proposals that would encourage more active travel. This innovative project takes a holistic approach towards understanding how neighbourhoods can be better and safer places to travel through actively and better places to live, play and socialise on.

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Moving Forward - Pilton Community Health Project

Last Updated: 4/7/2014

The ‘Moving Forward project within the Pilton Community Health Project (PCHP) carried out a piece of participatory action research that explored and sought to address the deeper issues preventing people in North Edinburgh from taking part in regular physical activity.

Uncategorised

Branching Out

Last Updated: 4/7/2014

Branching Out is an innovative programme which offers woodland activities on referral for mental health service users. Each group runs once a week for 12 weeks, and includes activities as diverse as health walks, conservation projects, bushcraft activities and tai chi. Activities are chosen to suit the physical ability of individuals in the group, as well as other factors such as time of year, woodland site and weather. Research has shown that Branching Out has a very low attrition rate, can help people increase their physical activity levels, and has benefits to physical, mental and social wellbeing. The programme aims to act as a stepping stone to encourage individuals to move on to more socially inclusive activities, while also acting as a adjunct treatment to their mental health issues.

Community

Community Access Programme

Last Updated: 4/7/2014

The Edinburgh Leisure Community Access Programme (CAP) has a clear vision ‘to promote positive partnerships to create opportunities for everyone to get active, stay active and achieve more’ with a focus on those least likely to participate in sport and physical activity.

Community

Improving Equity and Access to Physical Activity Therapy in Palliative Care

Last Updated: 4/7/2014

It is now widely accepted that remaining physically active is beneficial for health, however for patients entering Specialist Palliative Care Service it appears that there is variation in physical rehabilitation offered, depending on individual diagnosis. To increase the focus on physical activity for all patients, a 12 month project was undertaken with the support of NHS Tayside Allied Health Professional (AHP) Practice Development Scheme. The project aimed to evaluate the impact of offering physical activity therapy for all patients based on their individual need.

Community

North Lanarkshire Sport Scene

Last Updated: 12/10/2012

The North Lanarkshire Sports Scene is a multi-agency project to improve the health and wellbeing of young people (age 10-17) through the provision of free sport, physical activity and dance. The project, originally started as a diversionary sports programme to tackle high levels of youth crime and anti-social behaviour within discrete communities but has quickly grown through demonstrating tangible results through the commitment, dedication partnership and passion of the project partners.

Community

Falkirk Community Trust Falls Prevention Programme

Last Updated: 12/10/2012

Falkirk Community Trust (Active/Step Forth) worked in partnership with Paths For All, NHS Forth Valley and other partners to develop a Falls Prevention initiative, incorporating Otago Strength and Balance exercises, health walks and gentle exercise into communities. This project looks to take falls prevention beyond the clinical setting and into communities so everyone can be proactive in maintaining their independence in older age.

Health Care

Falkirk Buggy Groups

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

New mums can often experience the feeling of social isolation and are overwhelmed by the responsibility and challenge of caring for a new baby. Adopting the philosophy that every health care contact is a health opportunity a network of buggy walks have developed across Falkirk. Walks provide an innovative approach to mother and baby contact with health professionals whilst maximising opportunities for health gain through social interaction, physical activity and lifelong learning

Community

City of Edinburgh Active Travel Plan

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

The Active Travel Action Plan is a package of actions designed to promote cycling and walking for all in the City of Edinburgh. It was designed with several partners, and has a timeframe from between 2010 and 2020.

Preschool

Baby Massage & Playaway Fife

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

The early experience of infants and children has an impact on their health and well being in later life. Parenting programmes that incorporate nurturing stimulation through play contribute to the physical and neural development of infants and young children by enhancing cognitive, physical and social functioning. Baby Massage and playaway Groups are universal programmes that allow professionals, practitioners and other agencies to utilise the play@home Books further with families and encourage them to interact with their children in a social environment.

Community

Football Fans In Training

Last Updated: 12/5/2012

Football Fans in Training (FFIT) is a physical activity, healthy eating and weight management programme for overweight/obese men aged 35-65 years. Delivered by coaches at all Scottish Premier League (SPL) football clubs over the last two years, FFIT has successfully attracted men (a traditionally-hard-to reach group) from all sectors of society. Participants describe how FFIT has given them a ‘kick up the backside’ and helped them make positive changes to their lifestyles; they feel better, have more energy and say the football club setting was crucial in motivating them to join, become more active and improve their health and lifestyles.

Preschool

Dunbar Primary School

Last Updated: 5/9/2012

Dunbar Primary School has an exceptionally high number of pupils that regularly cycling and scoot to school. These numbers have been increasing over the past 6 years in tandem with improvements to walking and the cycling infrastructure around the schools and ongoing promotion with bi-annual Walk to School Weeks. This case study explains how they managed to overcome their cycle and scooter storage problems.

Primary School

West Lothian Active Schools Charter

Last Updated: 5/9/2012

The aim of the West Lothian Active Schools Charter is to support every primary and secondary school in offering their pupils opportunities to engage in an active and healthy lifestyle in support of the National Physical Activity Strategy. The Charter has provided a framework for schools to define their commitment to sport and physical activity. Formalising the relationship between schools and Active Schools Coordinators has led to clearer links between the core business of Active Schools and the Curriculum for Excellence and West Lothian’s Single Outcome Agreement.

Community

Aberdeenshire Walking & Cycling Action Plan

Last Updated: 5/9/2012

Aberdeenshire developed an action plan that presents a range of actions and policies that the Council will use to deliver increased levels of walking and cycling throughout the region.

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