Wellbeing Team: Social Prescribing

Walk Leader Training

We are running Walk Leader training on Tues 15 Nov, 9.30am -12.30pm at Castlewood Council offices, Clevedon.

We have Health Walks running across North Somerset and are looking for volunteers to help lead or assist with walks, help develop new walking routes or provide admin support at walks.

 

For more information click here.

Physical Activity

 

North Somerset Council is inviting residents to help shape a new joint Physical Activity Strategy by completing a short survey. We’d especially like to hear from people who don’t do much physical activity at the moment and why that is – so we can understand what’s holding them back and then work to address those barriers.  It might be health issues, not having enough time, cost or access to sports facilities, or maybe they don’t feel confident to get active. We’d really like to hear views of those you support so we can help everyone in all our North Somerset communities live healthy, happy lives.

 

The Council and key stakeholders are committed to improving opportunities for everyone to participate in physical activity in North Somerset and recognise the vast benefits of physical activity on physical health and mental wellbeing, in connecting and strengthening communities and the local economy. The strategy will set out our priorities to improve physical activity participation, while reducing inequalities in activity levels across the area over the next three years (2023-2026).

  

Schools, Town and Parish Councils, physical activity providers and key stakeholders are also being asked to contribute in feedback specific to them. We will use the information collected from the various consultations to identify themes that will help shape a 2023 - 2026 Physical Activity Strategy for North Somerset. 

 

The residents questionnaire can be found at: www.n-somerset.gov.uk/physical22, if you are able to share the residents questionnaire where appropriate that would be most helpful.  We have posted links to the residents questionnaire via our social media accounts, so you are very welcome to share our posts.

https://twitter.com/BetterHealth_NS

https://www.facebook.com/BetterHealthNS

 

Our press release regarding the launch of the consultation can be viewed here: Residents asked to help shape physical activity strategy for North Somerset.  To find out more about North Somerset’s Physical Activity Strategy, visit: www.betterhealthns.co.uk/information/pa-strategy

 

Thank you in advance for supporting the development of the physical activity strategy and if you have any questions or suggestions in the meantime please feel free to contact the team on getactive@n-somerset.gov.uk