How we’re improving places and spaces

Working with partners responsible for places and spaces to ensure the infrastructure and workforce can best support active lifestyles.

 

Maximising the use of community assets which can be used for physical activity and sport.

 

In summer 2016 we worked with Wildgoose, a company who use an interactive app to deliver team building events. On the back of the Pokemon Go craze and the success of the MK Beat The Street initiative, we wanted to trial using technology to encourage physical activity.

The interactive activity helped get families out and about, walking and taking part in physical exercise,
whilst making use of Campbell Park, in the heart of the city and the surrounding Redways. Read how we worked with Wildgoose to increase use of the Redways.

 

 

Influencing planners and developers to provide places and spaces for communities to be active together.

 

Around 700 new homes have been built in Buckingham since 2013 as part of the Lace Hill housing estate. With new residents comes a new requirement for services and leisure opportunities, including chances to be active. Existing running groups in Buckingham offered a wealth of evening running opportunities. However what was missing were convenient daytime sessions for residents. Click here to find out how we helped shape the right opportunties for a new community.

 

Training the workforce to ensure they understand the needs of existing and new customers.

 

Our selection of workshops is developed with and specfically for the workforce delivering physical activity and sport. It provides minimum standards training such as safeguarding and first aid, alongide workshops to develop softer skills including mental health first aid, transferrable skills and engaging the disengaged.

We also run a coach mentoring programme, which connects new or developing coaches with an experienced coach mentor. Through these partnerships, our aim is to raise coaching standards by improving the technical and softer skills of coaches in turn providing higher quality experiences for their participants.

 

We’ve also worked with school teachers, helping them develop existing and obtain new skills. Through our partnership with the RFU, we connected teachers with expert Rugby coaches. Providing the training course equipped teachers with the skills and confidence to deliver Rugby to girls at their school, in turn increasing levels of female participation in the game. You can read more here about how we upskilled teachers to deliver Rugby.

 

 

Find out how we’re reaching the right people

Learn how we’re broadening our partners

See the impact we’re making as an organisation