As part of our relationship with Age UK, we have been providing multi-skills activator courses as part of their 'Get Active Feel Great programme'. The programme provides training to people with an interest in leading a physical activity class or group to help older people maintain mobility, independence, physical health, cognitive ability, social contentedness and emotional well being.
We worked with Age UK to set up the course in Devon in March. We completed all administration associated with being a recognised centre and used one of our most experienced tutors to deliver the training. Attending were five volunteers from Age UK Devon who were joined by four from Age UK Plymouth and one from Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly.
All volunteers completed the training and are now set to deliver physical activity sessions in their local Age UK centre. The course was recently featured in the Age UK Devon 'Engage' newsletter.
84% of volunteers that attended the course rated it as 'excellent'. One learner said "Now i have completed the course i feel prepared and ready to adapt sessions for different users and abilities".