Health and Wellbeing
We're part of the North West Leicestershire Staying Healthy Partnership - a network of partners and agencies across the district who aim to improve the health of residents, and all the work we do is underpinned by the North West Leicestershire Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Why not get fit and stay healthy by running your own allotment? Find out how to get an allotment from us.
Run a business? Want to get your workmates fitter?
If you are a local business and you'd like to find out more about how we can help support the health and wellbeing of your employees, then please have a look at our Fit for Business scheme.
Why do we need to increase levels of physical activity?
The purpose of The North West Leicestershire Physical Activity team is to improve the health of residents by increasing physical activity opportunities.
The Active Peoples survey interviewed 350,000 people nationally in 2016, as part of this survey a number of things were highlighted.
- In North West Leicestershire only 34.7% took part in 1 session a week. For Leicestershire as a whole 39.2% are active which is an increase on previous years results.
- 54% of people living in North West Leicestershire took part in NO active participation during the last 28 days.
- In Leicestershire 37.8% of adults were classifield as overweight and 19.6% of adults were classes as obese (JSNA, 2016).
If you're interested in becoming more physically active please contact us on:
Emma Knight: Health and Wellbeing Team Leader via email email@example.com or phone 01530 454835
Chris Mawbey: Physical Activity Coordinator via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01530 454785
Emily Rodbourne: Sports Development Officer/Health and Wellbeing Development Officer via email email@example.com or phone 01530 454755
Zara Barnes: Health and Wellbeing Development Officer via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01530 454606
Rachel Hudson: Health and Wellbeing Development Officer via email email@example.com or phone 01530 454558
Georgia James: Graduate Community and Physical Activity Assistant via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01530 454735
Melanie Hall: Exercise Referral Coordinator via email email@example.com or 01530 454839
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Last updated: Mon 1 June, 2020 @ 12:29