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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.

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.

Community

Silver Deal Active

Last Updated: 4/18/2012

The Silver Deal Active programme is a joint partnership between Glasgow Housing Association and Glasgow Life that provides free regular, coach-led physical activity and arts sessions for older adults.

Community

Vitality

Last Updated: 3/1/2012

Vitality is a quality assured NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C) and local authority physical activity programme. The classes support participants to exercise at a level suitable to their functional abilities. The classes are suitable for people with different physical abilities and medical conditions including stroke, heart conditions, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and breathing difficulties to name but a few.

Community

Live Active Referral Scheme

Last Updated: 3/1/2012

Live Active is a joint partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C) and partner local authorities to support participants to become more active and manage their weight.

Community

High Life

Last Updated: 2/24/2012

High Life is an innovative system of affordable, all-inclusive access to all leisure facilities. It is unique in terms of membership price, range of activities and the number of facilities included.

Community

Dundee Travel Active

Last Updated: 2/13/2012

Dundee City Council's 'Smarter Choices, Smarter Places' programme uses transport interventions to address the poor public health of its residents. Dundee Travel Active encourages residents of, or visitors to, Dundee to walk or cycle a little more to improve people's health and the environment. The project is comprised of a co-ordinated package of investments promoting active travel.

Community

Great Glen House

Last Updated: 2/13/2012

Great Glen is the Headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage located on the outskirts of Inverness and on the Great Glen Way. An award winning purpose built building offering quality physical activity opportunities for the building’s 250+ residents who are employees from SNH, The Crofters Commission, Paths for All and The Moray Firth Partnership.

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