UKACTIVE’S Let’s Get Moving initiative has reached north Kent, with a pilot programme rolling out to more than 2,000 residents who will all be offered personalised support to become more active.
Kent County Council has partnered with ukactive on the pilot with a view to delivering the service across the county, dependent on the findings of the University of Kent which will conduct an independent evaluation.
Let’s Get Moving focuses exclusively on people who are physically inactive and supports them to become healthier, with the added benefit of delivering time and cost savings to existing health services.
Participants meet one-to-one with a locally recruited community exercise professional, trained in motivational interviewing, within their GP surgery for up to 12 weeks. From signposting to community activities, to peer-led group sessions, participants are able to access all of the support and resources they may need to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Go backPosted on 31st July 2015