Live Longer Better- why we need an Activity Revolution !
We are facing a serious health crisis for older people across the country. The over 80s population will double within ten years, with the majority of those aged over 65 likely to experience poor health for more than half of their remaining years. The impact of COVID-19 is exacerbating these issues and makes this an urgent and vitally important problem.
Furthermore, a recent report produced by Age UK provides a harsh reminder of how our older people's resilience and self-sufficiency has been shattered by COVID-19. Sadly, the findings in this report convey just how frightened, depressed and isolated older people are feeling, with one in three people reporting less energy and one in four unable to walk as far as before.
Live Longer Better launched in late 2020 as a partnership between a number of Active Partnerships across the UK, to fully capture the issues faced by older people right across the country. By setting up a network with initially a small number of Active Partnerships and with Sir Muir Gray and Optimal Ageing, a powerful collaborative movement can be developed. This will address a population-based personalised system for Living Longer, Better and is set to reduce the need for health and social care.
For more information about Live Longer Better and to find out how to get involved and achieve transformational change for older people, please contact Alison Wright Alison@teambedsandluton.co.uk or Clare Fitzboydon Clare@teambedsandluton.co.uk
Helping People to become Physically Active
1hr non clinical FREE training
Live Longer Better in Bedfordshire and Luton
Course Description; Helping People to Become Physically Active (1hr Non Clinical)
Date: 8th November 2021 9-10am
We can all play a part in enabling others to be more active. Whether that's through signposting, discussing benefits or simply encouragement. In this interactive online session, we'll cover the importance and benefits of being active, national guidance and tips, free national resources, local opportunities and positive conversation skills. Participants will receive a free digital resource pack following the session.
This course is for people working in non-clinical roles such as social prescribers, care navigators, befrienders and volunteers.
The next 'Helping People to Become Physically Active' training Courses are scheduled for:
- Tues 7th Dec 11-12noon
- Wed 5th Jan 10-11am
- Tues 1st Feb 2-3pm
- Mon 21st Mar 10:30-11:30
To book your place please complete the booking form below