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Thursday 11th June, 2020
A tribute to Linda
It is with great sadness that Active Lancashire wants to recognise the contributions of our valued colleague Linda Trafford who passed away on Friday 5th June after a short illness.
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Blog
Tuesday 9th June, 2020
Keeping Active in Lockdown ….with a toddler
By Katey Markland  I am generally a pretty active person. I would happily be active all day, every day if I could! However, with the current pandemic, restrictions on work and exercise I found that overnight my headspace and freedom was whipped away. How was I going to maintain my fitness? Only going out once a day?! Not only do I have two hyperactive dogs to walk, I have a 22 month old toddler s…
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Monday 8th June, 2020
170 Bikes Donated to NHS Workers
Active Lancashire have been working in partnership with Lancashire County Council, Connecting East Lancashire, Love to Ride, Cycles Recycled, The Bike Works and Cycle Roots to support NHS front line staff with a complimentary bike. This initiative has seen 170 bikes donated to NHS workers from Blackburn, Burnley, Blackpool, North West Ambulance service and Morecambe Bay hospital trusts. The progr…
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Friday 29th May, 2020
Active Lancashire support National Volunteers Week
At Active Lancashire we thought National Volunteers Week 2020 would be the perfect opportunity to take a moment to recognise and thank our volunteers across Lancashire. These individuals have gone above and beyond, dedicating their time selflessly to support others, which makes a huge difference to people's lives especially during these testing times.  We have thanked 42 volunteers that were ide…
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Thursday 21st May, 2020
Sport England and UK Coaching chief execs praise the nation’s coaches for keeping communities active during coronavirus lockdown
- Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth and UK Coaching CEO Mark Gannon joined together for a podcast to give their thoughts on the situation from a coaching perspective- Innovative coaching practice has kept the nation active during unprecedented social restrictions The coaching community has been identified as playing an important role in keeping communities active, as the nation adjusts to the e…
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Friday 15th May, 2020
Positively Active
Everyone knows from personal experience and the Government's growing focus that during the current crisis, our emotional wellbeing and mental health is being tested, with higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression being reported from across a range of sources. With no end to the crisis in sight, particularly for those with health conditions and no date for a vaccine at hand to provide a perma…
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Tuesday 12th May, 2020
Getting Active Online: How COVID has led to Innovation and the need for Digital Inclusion
What the recent crisis has brought us is the need to be bold and challenge our traditional ways of doing things. The focus has been on urgently meeting need, getting the job done and adapting to the environment; this kind of innovation would normally take decades and considerable funding to put in place. This pace of change has been community led and driven largely by existing digital platforms, w…
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Friday 1st May, 2020
Exercise your right to be active
Speaking on the 15 April, the Government chief medical adviser, Chris Whitty, stressed the importance of exercise to public health. He said being physically active was “very important to long-term health” and crucial for keeping people fighting fit during the ongoing pandemic.
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Case Studies
Wednesday 29th April, 2020
Learn New Skills - CSI support Walter Lyon House
Walter Lyon House is an abstinence based supported housing project based in Lancaster. Treatment at the 13-bed building encourages residents to get directly involved with their care and surroundings, including cooking and maintenance, which are both critical parts of that practice. Residents plan and prepare their own meals as well as doing their own laundry and other chores. Clients coming into W…
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