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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.

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.

case study

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.

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.

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.

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

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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