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Faith and Activity

In April 2020, Active Black Country launched Get Out Get Active (GOGA) in Wolverhampton, a 3-year programme with the aim of exploring the potential of faith centres to reach the most inactive disabled and non-disabled residents in the City and help them to be more active for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.

The delivery of GOGA has been impacted considerably by COVID 19. Our original model was to identify faith centres with suitable spaces, then fund activities based on local community need. This had to be revised due to restrictions on movement and it has led to the adoption of a new mode of delivery. Our new model has incorporated the principles of social prescribing, recruiting faith leaders to a training programme that gave them the requisite knowledge about the benefits of activity and incentivising them to cascade that information to people in their community.

This has led to the collation of a number of learnings over the course of the project’s first 18 months and, as a result,
Active Black Country have developed a toolkit to demonstrate how faith centres can support their communities to be more active.

Download the toolkit here.

For more information on our work with faith centres, please email bethune_smith@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk


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