Our new Be Active programme has officially launched and will help our communities increase well-being, combat social isolation and help both mental and physical health through offering a wide range of activities and support.
The programme is led by Interlink RCT and sees us working in partnership with Ynysbwl Regeneration Partnership, Spectacle Theatre, Active Nutrition, Cambrian Village Trust, Volunteering Matters and Welcome To Our Woods.
In 2019 we were delighted to have received funding from the Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales to deliver the first phase of the £5.4m Healthy and Active Fund (HAF) with our valued partners in RCT. The HAF programme aims to improve mental and physical health & increase active lifestyles across Wales. This vital funding has been awarded to organisations who actively promote and enable healthy activities and we are delighted to be included.
We have a dedicated Health & Wellbeing officer who organises a wide range of activities for all abilities. There will be activity taster sessions, health and wellbeing courses plus volunteering and upskilling opportunities.
The project is open to:
- Children and young people
- People with a disability or long-term illness
- People who aren’t working or socially isolated
- Older people and those around the age of retirement
At the launch of the project’s funding, Lord Elis-Thomas, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism said:
“When we launched the Healthy & Active Fund last July it was with the message that the benefits to our mental and physical health of healthy and active lifestyles are clear. These projects show new, innovative approaches to supporting people of all ages and backgrounds.”