Health & Wellbeing of Adults Newsletter March 2024

Tackling the Inequalities Gap


Active Kent & Medway is committed to reducing the inequalities gap in sport and physical activity for under-represented community groups.

The Together Fund was launched in 2023 as a continuation of Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund,  which was part of a support package to help the sport and physical activity sector through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

This Impact Report captures the successes, the impact and the learnings from the Together Fund across Kent and Medway, to assist funders, partners and deliverers who support those most in need.

Read the Together Fund Impact Report

Everyday Active

Everyday Active is Active Kent & Medway’s flagship campaign helping more people to be more active in their everyday life. The website, is central to the campaign. It promotes low cost, accessible activities offered by partners countywide. It also provides support and resources for health professionals, social prescribers, One You advisers and other partners to have meaningful and productive conversations about physical activity and equips them to provide appropriate activity suggestions.  If you offer a low cost, accessible activity for adults or families that you would like to feature on Everyday Active, please complete this form.

Free Resources


There are a wealth of resources available on the Everyday Active website for anyone who is supporting people to move more in their everyday lives.

The library of resources includes guidance, partner campaigns and short videos to support people through various stages of life and those living with long term health conditions. It features topics such as deconditioning and falls prevention, the importance of staying active before and after surgery, during and after pregnancy, and suggestions on maintaining and improving muscle strength.

Visit the Everyday Active Resources Library to find out more

Free Training


The Everyday Active Workshop is for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and understanding of the benefits of physical activity, to feel confident about having conversations with others to help get more people, more active across Kent and Medway. 

“It reminded me how important it is to talk about physical activity and it’s motivated me to do more myself.” Workshop Attendee

Join us online for our next free workshop on Wednesday 19 June 2024, 10:00 – 11:30. Book Your Place

Book Your Place on the Everyday Active Workshop

Free Challenge


The Everyday Active ‘Travel Your Way’ Challenge runs for 4 weeks from 1 – 31 May 2024 and it’s all about swapping motorised transport for two legs, two wheels or four wheels.

If you walk, run, cycle or use a self-propelled wheelchair, instead of using motorised transport for all or part of your journey, for functional reasons such as, travelling to work, to the local shops or to a leisure activity, it can be logged as Active Travel on your activity tracker dashboard.

Making active travel choices is an easy way to fit activity into your day and can help reduce the risk of obesity and many chronic diseases, improve mental health and your overall well-being. There are so many benefits of Active Travel, we hope you’ll join us for this new Challenge.

Sign up to the Challenge to Travel Your Way this May

'Five in Five' Workouts

We Are Undefeatable have recently launched their new ‘Five in Five’ workout resource to support those living with Long Term Health conditions. The resource is to help people build small amounts of activity into their day and develop a five minute mini workout – seated or standing.

Carers Active April

Group of people sat in chairs doing arm exercises

Carers Active April is a campaign supporting unpaid carers to be physically active, and raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity for carers.

By signing up to Carers Active April you’ll receive:

  • Weekly online physical activity sessions throughout April.
  • The opportunity to take part in our mass walking event, ‘We Move More’, on 11 April.
  • An invitation to a free virtual Healthathon event on 26 April.
  • Helpful ideas, tips and links during the month.

Each week will be themed, making sure there’s a range of activity ideas, and information for those who really need flexibility within their routine.

Visit Carers Active April to find out more

Live Longer Better Network Event


We are delighted to announce our next Live Longer Better Network event will take place online on Tuesday 30 April, 10am – 11.30am.

The focus will be on activities being delivered in Kent and Medway (cognitive, physical and emotional) and how these can have a positive impact on everyone as we get older.

This will be a great opportunity to bring together key speakers and Live Longer Better network members to share national and regional initiatives and discuss experiences, successes and challenges to help us work together to encourage longer, healthier, and happier lives for people in Kent and Medway.

Register for the next Live Longer Better Network Event (Online)

Inclusive Opportunities

Active Kent & Medway is committed to ensuring that everyone has the chance to benefit from taking part in sport and physical activity sessions across the county. We commissioned GoForth Films to produce a number of short films to capture some of the powerful and moving projects that are helping to make this happen. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to these films and shared their stories with us.

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