Fit for all
The Fit for All programme promotes healthy lives by increasing participation in physical activity and sport amongst Tower Hamlets residents aged 50+.This is achieved by developing knowledge and confidence through an interactive and fun community based 15 week training programme.
THE ROLE OF A FIT FOR ALL AGENT
Tower Hamlets residents aged 50+ can become a Fit for All Agent (volunteer). The agents role will be to inspire and encourage the engagement of vulnerable, hard to reach older people living within Tower Hamlets to become more physically and socially active within their communities.
REQUIREMENTS OF BECOMING A FIT FOR ALL AGENT
Becoming a Fit for All agent will bring great rewards and satisfaction and requires no initial qualifications or prior knowledge. An interest in sport and physical activity is preferable and:
- Must be over 50 years of age.
- Enjoy being with people of different ages, backgrounds and abilities.
- A commitment to providing high quality support for Tower Hamlets residents aged 50+.
- An ability to motivate and inspire people to try a sport or physical activity.
- A desire to help people achieve and perform to the best of their ability.
- The passion to get involved and learn more about sport and physical activities.
ROLE OF FIT FOR ALL AGENTS
Essential to becoming a Fit for All Agent is being available to:
- Attend a 15-week accredited training programme, including CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation, First Aid, Walk Leaders Award and Health Champions training.
- Attend mentoring sessions, both group and one-to-one to help plan and support Tower Hamlets residents aged 50+ to participate in sport and physical activities.
- Reach and engage 4 Tower Hamlets residents who are not currently participating in sport or physical activity.
- Generate and maintain a positive and responsible approach to supporting Tower Hamlets residents aged 50+ to access sport and physical activity.
- Ensure every person supported gets the maximum opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity of their choice.
- Support people appropriate to their abilities.
WHY BECOME A FIT FOR ALL AGENT?
We believe that becoming a Fit for All Agent is rewarding for everyone involved. Here are some of the things that becoming a Fit for All Agent can do for you:
- Learn new skills – you will receive free accredited training, advice and ongoing support to help you to develop your skills and inspire others.
- Improve your wellbeing – whilst you are supporting isolated and hard to reach residents to access sport and physical activities you can also improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
- Improve your confidence – you will learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to do.
- Meet new people – you will meet people with a range of abilities from different backgrounds and cultures who are passionate about sport and physical activity. It’s a great way to meet people.
- Increase opportunities – you will be part of a new and exciting Bromley by Bow Centre programme opening up other exciting opportunities. Including support to access additional training such as CV writing, employability and IT skills.
- Supporting your community – As a result of becoming a Fit for Life Agent and supporting Tower Hamlets residents to participate in sport and physical activity, you will be helping deliver a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Games and giving something back to the local community.
Before joining the programme you have to be in a position to commit to attending regular training and mentoring sessions.Training will be 3.5 hours per week for a 15-week period.
Once you become a Fit for All Agent, you will be seen as a point of contact for 10 Tower Hamlets residents aged 50+, who will rely on you to support them to access and participate in sport and physically activities at a level of their choice. Becoming a Fit for All Agent requires a commitment of 60 hours per year (minimum). Fundamentally, you must be reliable, realistic and upfront about the amount of time you can volunteer.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in becoming a Fit for All Agent please contact Colin King on 07460 862 886 or 0208 709 9713 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By making contact, you are not joining the programme. It simply means we can answer any questions you may have about the programme and becoming a Fit for All Agent.
After speaking to us, if you are still interested in becoming a Fit for All Agent, we’ll invite you to an introduction meeting, which will enable you to learn about the project in more detail, meet the Fit for All delivery team and also receive a tour of the Bromley by Bow centre where the Fit for All training will be taking place.
Fit For All – 15 Week training programme.
Day 1 – Thursday Sep 1st FIRST AID
11.00 – 14.30 Accredited First Aid training
Day 2 – Thursday Sep 8th CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-11.45 Welcome, introduction, registration
11.45-12.45 Health benefits of physical activity exercise and sport
13.15-14.30 Exercise, activity and sport
Day 3 – Thursday Sep 15th CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-12.45 Barriers and motivation for physical activity
13.15-14.30 Indoor practical session and session structure
Day 4 – Thursday Sep 22nd CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-11.45 Components of physical fitness
11.45-12.45 Outdoor practical session
13.15-14.30 Behaviour change – theories and concepts
HOMEWORK: Complete “Physical Activity” worksheet
Day 5 – Thursday Sep 29th CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-12.45 Activity Workshop – Warm Up and Cool Down
13.15-14.30 Communication Skills
Day 6 – Thursday Oct 6th CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-12.00 Group management skills
12.00-12.45 Community engagement
13.15-14.15 Marketing and segmentation
14.15-14.30 Introduction to Community Engagement worksheet
HOMEWORK: Complete “Engaging the Community in Physical Activity” worksheet
Day 7 – Thursday Oct 13th CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-11.45 Screening and risk assessment
11.45-12.45 Activity Workshop – Warm Up and Cool Down 2
13.15-14.30 Communication skills workshop/assessment
Day 8 – Thursday Oct 20th CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-12.00 Activity Workshop – Main Component
12.00-12.45 Introduction to monitoring and evaluation
13.15-14.30 Agreeing goals and action planning with clients
Day 9 – Thursday Oct 27th CYQ Level 2 Award in Community Activation
11.00-12.45 Communication skills assessment
13.15-14.30 Practical activity leadership assessment
14.30-15.00 Paperwork and course evaluation
Day 10 – Thursday Nov 3rd Walk Leaders Award
11.00 – 12.30 Benefits of walking for health and well-being
12.00 – 13.00 Break
13.00 – 14.00 Motivating people to overcome barriers to walking
14.00 – 14.30 Risk assessing routes and monitoring safety
Day 11 – Thursday Nov 10th Health Champions Training Day 1
11.00 – 12.00 Inequalities in health
12.00 – 12.30 Break
12.30 – 14.30 How effective communication can support health messages
Day 12 – Thursday Nov 17th Health Champions Training Day 2
11.00 – 12.00 Importance of promoting improvements in health and wellbeing
12.00 – 12.30 Break
12.30 – 14.30 Impact of behaviour change on health and wellbeing
Day 13 – Thursday Nov 24th Meet our Community Partners
11.00 – 12.00 Introduction and presentation from organisations who deliver sport and physical activities to residents aged 50+.
12.00 – 12.30 Break
12.30 – 14.30 Questions and Answers and networking sessions
Day 14 – Thursday Dec 1st Writing and updating CV
11.00 – 12.00 Template for new CV’s & Update existing CV’s
12.00 – 12.30 Break
12.30 – 14.30 Template for new CV’s & Update existing CV’s
Day 15 – Thursday Dec 8th Celebration Day
11.00 – 2.30pm Presentation of certificates and end of training lunch.
Note: Content of confirmed dates can be changed, if or where required. All participants will be informed in advance of any changes being made.