Working on behalf of Lichfield District Council and with local organisations we have developed our 2019-20 active communities development plan which focuses on developing programmes across 6 themes. To find out more or to get involved with our active communities development plan please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Active Communities Manager for Lichfield my priority is to engage local communities through a wide range of activity programmes. The aim is to provide opportunities for all, reducing barriers and encouraging communities to become more activeJulia Kendrick - Active Communities Manager in Lichfield
in Lichfield, we develop a range of sporting programmes, working with Staffordshire and stoke on trent sports partnership, local clubs, national governing bodies of sport and the english federation of disability sport. In Lichfield we support athletes with our talented athlete scheme to help them with their training.
We work with children, young people and families across Lichfield of all ages and abilities to encourage them into a more active habit for life. We have a range of holiday activities including school activity programmes, learn to swim, youth programmes and more.
We encourage all people in Lichfield, regardless of ability to age well. we host and support a range of programmes such as walking netball / football and over 50s gym classes to encourage those aged 50+ to have fun, socialise and focus on improving mental and physical wellbeing. We are committed to improving opportunities for those living with dementia to remain active.
Across Lichfield 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, support community groups and set up specific community-led programmes to help in making the most of where people live. Much of this is advertised via our facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/activecommslichfield/
We want to get all people more active, including those who find their working life in Lichfield a reason for not being as active as they 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 south staffordshire college to provide work experience and opportunities for volunteer with our team.
Health and physical activity come hand in hand and we know the importance of preventing health issues later in life. We support local health programmes including GP Referral, healthy communities project and engage with our community pharmacy netework. Our staff across local facilities are trained to encourage everyone who want to improve their health