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Being an Active Champion

Monday 8th April 2024

Active Champions play a key role in delivering our mission of making physical activity an embedded part of everyday life in Calderdale. They are pivotal in inspiring others to be active and driving forward change in communities. But what does it mean to be an Active Champion and what does the role entail?

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Fighting Fit - Ian's Story

Monday 8th April 2024

Halifax Boxing, Sport & Fitness Club is a community-based club which supports people from all backgrounds. They run on a not-for-profit basis as a social enterprise, meaning any surplus is ploughed back into the club and their work. They aim to include people from all parts of the community in activities at the gym to help promote health, wellbeing and community engagement. Below, club member Ian gives his account of how joining the over 60's circuit training has positively impacted his wellbeing.

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Adult Social Care - Active Workplaces

Wednesday 27th March 2024

Staff from Adult Services & Wellbeing in the Upper Calder Valley have been engaged with Active Calderdale for the last couple of years. All of their staff have completed “Moving Medicine” training, enabling them to speak with confidence to older adults about incorporating activity, however small, into their daily routine.
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Creating Affordable Leisure Provision

Wednesday 27th March 2024

One of the barriers to being physically active can often be the cost, particularly at a time when the cost of living is rising. Exploring ways to reduce such inequalities is a high priority for Active Calderdale particularly when concerning our priority groups.

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Quality 4 Health and Wellbeing

Monday 26th February 2024

Calderdale groups and organisations have been signing up for the Quality 4 Health and Wellbeing (Q4H) accreditation in their droves recently, and as a result, will benefit from a £500 windfall.

The accreditation is designed to provide evidence to commissioners and funders that organisations have achieved exceptional standards of health and wellbeing service delivery. This is closely aligned with Active Calderdale principles, with physical activity being one of the key elements.  

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Stepping Stones to Fitness

Wednesday 21st February 2024

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of people’s lives suffered greatly and access to physical activity provision was no exception. That was the case for a group of ladies from Stones Methodist Church, who used to attend a keep-fit session there before the Covid lockdown drastically affected their daily routine.

More recently, however, interest had been growing in setting up a new fitness class and in December 2022, Stones Methodist Church was supported to enable a tutor to provide 13 weeks of gentle exercise classes.

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