Active Places is a new and exciting Sport England funded pilot to build healthier, more active communities in Shildon and the Deerness Valley area of County Durham.
Through this pilot programme we want to help the communities to fit activity into their lives, in a way that works for them. Holistic support will help tackle the wider issues they face thus enabling them to enjoy happier, healthier lives. This in turn will contribute towards the achievement of wider aims and social outcomes of local partners. Our focus will be on engaging those people living within the pilot areas who are least active. More specifically, those who typically do less than 30 minutes a week of sport or physical activity.
We hope Active Places creates a template which can be rolled out across County Durham helping to embed a whole systems evidence-based approach to tackling inactivity across the county.
Further information regarding Active Valleys and Active Shildon can be found via the below links