Wrexham Active Communities 2017-18

An overview of the active communities framework for 2017-18

August 1 2017

freedomleisure’s framework for active communities

freedomleisure – contributing to an active wrexham by working with our partners to deliver a bespoke offer, meeting local need... “where you matter”

wrexham priority outcomes

  • A more active district
  • Protection and development of sports and activities for children and young people. Including access to gym, classes and targeted programmes.
  • Promoting community cohesion/ benefiting target groups.
  • Improving health and wellbeing.
  • Partner engagement
  • Quality of Services
  • Providing local economic benefit
  • Sustainability/ Environmental improvements

active sport

active sport

  • Contribute to a more active Wrexham, Introducing new people into sporting opportunities by working with the WCBC Sport Development Team.
  • Improving community links into sports clubs and supporting them through promotion and engagement across Wrexham..
  • Ensuring an inclusive & equitable approach to; facilities, working with the WCBC Disability Development Officer and Disability Sport Wales.
  • Work with WCBC to provide the North Wales Gold Card for local talented athletes to access FL sites
  • Support the annual sport awards evening through attending and sponsoring an award achievements.

active young people

active young people

  • Provide a range of quality children’s opportunities across Wrexham including Junior summer fitness challenge and holiday programmes.
  • Provide unlimited swimming to Under 8’s and Under 16’s across Wrexham.
  • Encourage girls to get active through targeted programmes & the This Girl Can Campaign.
  • Involving young people in planning of activities by linking to the Annual School Surveys.
  • Develop a Friday night project across Wrexham sites to divert young people from anti-social behaviours.
  • Work with the WCBC Team to engage local schools, increasing activity levels through 5 x 60, Physical Literacy etc.

active ageing

active ageing

  • Promote over 60’s activity offers encouraging them to regularly get active and to age well.
  • Providing targeted opportunities for older people to regularly get active to age well.
  • Targeting the inactive who are deemed socially isolated.
  • Involving older people in the planning of activities.
  • Understand and develop dementia-friendly activities across specific programmes, including additional support through the NERS scheme.

 

active communities

active communities

  • Promoting activities through relevant social media channels and web pages, promoting with flyers to engage community groups.
  • Offer concessionary rates to a number of community groups to encourage use of facilities.
  • Targeted work in the priority wards to engage the hard to reach community groups, supporting with a range of events for local communities.
  • Proactively working in partnership with key stakeholders to target, engage and improve community participation.
  • Promoting activities through relevant social media channels and web pages using flyers to engage community groups.

active workforce

active workforce

  • Encourage Freedom Leisure staff to be healthy and active.
  • Lead on quality recruitment for Wrexham programmes and sites, upskilling staff to ensure a knowledgeable workforce.
  • Promoting the Wrexham Corporate membership opportunities to local businesses to encourage a healthy and active workforce
  • Work with local colleges, providing quality placement and volunteering opportunities across a range of programmes.

active health

active health

  • Support WCBC in its delivery of an inclusive National Exercise on Referral Programme.
  • Provide a pathway into Freedom Leisure’s health programmes.
  • Provide a knowledgeable and trained workforce to encourage positive behavioural change, empower individuals to have a more active life.
  • Provide key information to and attend Local health Boards to encourage partnership working and promotion of activities.

freedomleisure corporate values

  • Partnerships
  • Community
  • Customer service
  • Value for money
  • Operational standards

Key impact and outcome measures for our partners’ to ‘key strategies, partnerships and outcomes

Sport Wales: Community Sport Strategy 2012-2020: Thriving Clubs, Local Decisions, Quality Education, Committed Workforce, Appropriate Facilities. Public Health Wales - Getting Wales Moving, Public Health Networks, Wrexham Council Plan 2017-22 – People, Economy, Place. Creating an Active Wrexham Action Plan


15 years of freedom leisure

where you matter

Freedom Leisure is a leading not for profit leisure trust operating in England and Wales. It began as Wealden Leisure trust on 1st April 2002 and operated only the centres within Weilden district council. Today it operates over 75 leisure centres nationwide including:-

  • Gwyn Evans Leisure & Activity Centre
  • Chirk Leisure & Acticvty Centre
  • Waterworld Leisure & Activity Centre 
  • Queensway Stadium

and shares responcibillity for 

  • Darland Leisure & Activity Centre 
  • Clywedog Leisure & Activity Centre
  • Rhosnesni Leisure & Activity Centre
  • Morgan Llwyd Leisure & Activity Centre
  • Ruabon Leisure & Activity Centre