Move Together launches for Oxfordshire
Posted: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:47
Active Oxfordshire is delighted to be working with district councils across the county to launch Move Together, a brand new pathway to support people who have been shielding as a result of COVID-19 or whose physical or mental health has been negatively impacted by the pandemic to move more and protect their health and wellbeing.
Move Together is funded by Oxfordshire County Council's COVID Outbreak Management Fund and will play an important role in our county's COVID-19 recovery. Increasing physical activity levels is a vital way to improve residents' physical and mental health, reduce the risk of developing severe COVID-19, improve recovery, and limit deconditioning and frailty.
Move Together will support hundreds of Oxfordshire residents most affected by COVID-19 to move more. Support on offer will include home activity packs, phone calls and home visits, exercise sessions for specific conditions, digital apps and much more. The support provided will be personalised to each individual, based on their specific needs.
Move Together will reach vulnerable residents across the county, helping them to increase their physical activity levels in a way that works for them.
Paul Brivio, Chief Executive of Active Oxfordshire, says:
"We're delighted to be able to launch Move Together across Oxfordshire and ensure that physical activity can play a key role in our county's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The benefits of moving more are significant and Move Together will not only improve residents' physical and mental health, but will help to reduce isolation and loneliness too. Move Together is set to transform hundreds of lives through the power of physical activity."
On Tuesday 6th July at 10am, a webinar will be held for Oxfordshire organisations and partners interested in referring into the scheme. This webinar is open to any organisation working with people most affected by COVID-19 and will provide lots of information and advice about how to refer into Move Together.