Active Communities Arun works with a wide range of local groups and national partners to get people of all ages and abilities more active across a range of programmes delivered in local communities and leisure facilities.
Through our dedicated Active Communities services, Freedom Leisure aims to contribute to creating an active nation by working with our valued partners by developing bespoke local programmes to meet local need... where customers, clients and staff matter.Hannah Gilday, Group Active Communities Manager
In Arun, we develop a wide range of sporting programmes, working with the School Sports Partnership, County Sports Partnerships local clubs, National Governing Bodies of Sport and the English Federation of Disability Sport. In Arun we support the Sussex Sport Awards to recognise local talent. We also support local athletes with our Talented Athlete Scheme to help them with their training.
Active Young People
We work with children, young people and families across Arun of all ages and abilities to encourage them into a more active habit for life. We have a range of holiday activities including the Junior Summer Fitness Challenge, school activity programmes; learn to swim opportunities, youth programmes and more.
We encourage all people in Arun, regardless of ability or age. We offer a range of programmes such as Walking for Health, Dementia Friendly Swimming and a Community Choir to encourage those aged 60+ to have fun, socialise and focus on improving mental and physical wellbeing. We are committed to improving opportunities for those facing dementia to remain active.
Across Arun we work with community groups and organisations to develop even more opportunities for local people to get involved in fun activities. We support events, deliver activities and set up specific community-led programmes to help in making the most of where people live. Our Active Communities Arun facebook page is where you will find us next!
We want to get all people more active, including those who find their working life in Arun a reason for not being as active as they may want. As ‘sitting is the new smoking’, we want to work with more local businesses to find out what their employees would love to do with us to get more active around their job. We work with local schools, colleges and Chichester University to provide opportunities to volunteer with our teams.
Health and physical activity come hand in hand and we know the importance of preventing health issues later in life. We offer local health programmes including; GP Referral, Cardiac Rehab, Fit Futures, and Wellbeing Programmes . Our staff across local facilities are trained to encourage everyone who wants to improve their health into an opportunity for them.