Distington Big Local were keen to support residents into a Return to Activity phase and to purchase some small personal use equipment which would be suitable for low impact use with those people with disabilities and LTHC’s, who are new and/ or returning to activity. The fund would also support furloughed staff to return and provide classes for our residents
The classes will be aimed at an inactive audience, customers mainly came from our older community with several living with LTHC’s.
During COVID pandemic Distington Big Local supported their community with food parcels and a befriending support service. As restrictions lifted, they wanted to transition some of the customers into face to face indoor activity sessions, the community centre carried out all the necessary work and risk assessments to ensure they were COVID secure.
They were keen to engage a local fitness instructor – Tina. She lives in the village and is well known by many residents; this would prove less of a barrier to those attending too.
Staffing to connect and promote with existing groups and isolated residents. Staffing to deliver the physical activity sessions. Rent/Facility Hire and equipment