On behalf of the GM Ageing Hub and GM locality partners, on the 15th December 2017 GreaterSport submitted an application to Sport England for £1 million investment to support an increase in Active Ageing. We will hear the outcome of the application after the 20th February.
The GM (Greater Manchester) approach is aligned to the GM Moving transformational approach to increasing physical activity levels among inactive groups and the GM Active Ageing Hub vision to create an Age Friendly City Region.
The primary outcomes of the GM Active Ageing programme are:
GM will test new approaches to supporting inactive older adults to adopt and sustain a more active lifestyle in 8 GM localities, and seek to learn how to scale up and embed effective practice in future service design. This will be achieved by:
There will be several cross-cutting themes that will operate across all the GM pilots which include:
From January to March GreaterSport will recruit an evaluation partner for the programme and we will work with local leads to develop the delivery plans, evaluation frameworks and metrics to measure impact of the pilots at intervention and system level. We will also continue to work with all Active Ageing partners to develop our understanding of whole-system approaches, the use of behaviour change principles and person centred conversations to understand attitudes and motivations.
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