The digital divide - team BEDS&LUTON and BBC help people without internet to get active.
Posted: Mon, 18 May 2020 12:01
During lock down millions of people have logged on to watch Joe Wicks and others giving handy advice over you tube and social media to help them stay fit and active during lock down. However there are over 1.9 million people* in the UK unable to access the internet and this is creating a stark digital divide in the UK. People are struggling to find ways to stay active at home and with many individuals shielding it can be very increasingly difficult to find ways to exercise.
Team BEDS&LUTON decided to help the people of Bedfordshire by contacting BBC Three Counties Radio and organising a weekly slot on a Saturday morning at 9am to try and encourage individuals to do some simple exercises at home. A phone number is also given out at the end of the session to offer further advice/support and can then be tailored to the individuals needs.
You can listen each week on a Saturday morning at 9am for each session.
You can listen again to our first three weeks worth of sessions here:
Sat 16th May: Central Beds Council with Louise and Loren (lifestyle Referral coordinators).
See link here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08cfpf3 (You need to fast forward to 3 hours, 07 mins. 56 secs to hear the start.)
Sat 9th May: Bedford Borough Council with Robert Lindsay - Sports Development Officer and Rachaell Monton- Yoga instructor
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08bsldc (You need to fast forward to 3hrs. 07mins.15secs)
Sat 2nd May Active Luton with Natalie from Total Wellbeing Luton
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08b59ph (You need to fast forward to 3hrs. 08mins.40 secs)