Community Facilities Required!
Active Belfast’s aim is to encourage Belfast people to be more active and healthier. It is a partnership that includes a wide range of partners and stakeholders from statutory, community and voluntary sectors.
Physical activity referral is an Active Belfast initiative and offers clients a range of physical activity opportunities to encourage adults to build physical activity into their everyday life for improved health and wellbeing. Along with the Healthwise Level III programme, Active Belfast have developed a number of referral programmes for chronic conditions including Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cancer Rehabilitation, Diabetes Type II and the now a Strength and Balance training programme for clients at risk of a fall/ previously had a fall. The community Strength and Balance training programme is a partnership initiative between the Public Health Agency, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Active Belfast.
Falls and fall-related injuries are a common and serious problem for older people. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling, with 30% of people older than 65 and 50% of people older than 80 falling at least once a year (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE 2013). NICE recommends a muscle-strengthening and balance programme for older people reporting a fall or at risk of falling (NICE, 2013).
The Public Health Agency are funding two Strength and Balance training coaches, housed within Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, to deliver strength and balance training programmes across Belfast.
Our Active Belfast Team would like to invite interested parties to complete this Expression of Interest Form for the hire of community facilities for a Strength and Balance Training Programme
- Venues will be selected through an Expression of Interest form
- Venue hire will be considered
- All venues must provide tea/ coffee and biscuits for all participants on completion of strength and balance sessions.
Closing date for returns is 28 July 2017. Please email completed forms to Active Belfast Team.
For further guidance please email Rachel O’Reilly, Physical Activity Referral Coordinator or telephone 028 9050 2073.