Active families is a programme that supports families to become more active. Sarah, our Active Families Co-ordinator has been supporting adults, children or the whole family to re-engage or start physical activity following. We have supported over 100 families in Herefordshire since October 2021 and have helped families to feel happier, more motivated and confident to be active.
We work through schools to ensure we can support those families who need it the most. Our experienced coordinator will work 1:1 with a small number of families to support them to be more active with their children, which may be at home or in the community. As well as the 1:1 support, we will offer other families a stepping stone in to activity though signposting, guidance and group support.
Thanks to Herefordshire Council (Public Health) and Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire (distributors or Sport England funding), we are now able to extend our Active Families programme to schools free of charge, until December 2023.
We are able to work with a limited number of target schools. If your school would be interested in finding out more, please get in touch with us.
We forget how to play with all this technology, we are really enjoying being active- it’s great fun! Playing hopscotch is a family favourite and the children play outside now! Active Families has helped me with ideas of how to be active with my family. We make up our own games now.