Get out get active GOGA

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. It is made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust. All partners are focused on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.

The ground-breaking programme began in 2016, created to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to be active. It engages the least active communities in fun, inclusive ways.

Creator and lead partner Activity Alliance teamed up with an extensive range of partners to help GOGA reach more people. These partners offer in-depth local knowledge and national expertise. In Amber Valley the 'Active Amber Valley' network is leading on delivery and the project officer is based with Amber Valley Borough Council. We may look to widen our focus later in the programme, however our initial focus is to support those living with long term health conditions in the Heanor area.

Get Out Get Active is more than being active. It strengthens community spirit, increases confidence and improves mental health. It increases the demand for, and the accessibility of, activities. These may be provided by local authorities, sports clubs or the voluntary sector. The success is through tapping into people’s real-life motivations to be physically active.

This video is an interview with the GOGA Co-ordinator in Nottingham City, it gives an insight into what the project has meant for their communities and the opportunities it has brought.

Find out more using the drop down menu below.

We are pleased to let you know that we have started to deliver our first activity sessions. Taking place at Heanor Community Bowls Association Bowls pavilion, we will be running a Social and Recreation Session. Come along to have ago at bowls, table tennis and other games or enjoy a chat and a drink.

We are happy to be able to offer you the chance to increase your activity levels from the comfort of your own home. We have put together free exercise at home packs, containing everything you need to add some movement into your day. For a free pack all you need to do is contact Matt Parr on 07971126382 or matthew.parr@ambervalley.gov.uk. The packs will also link into some short videos that we have put together with the help of local instructors. The videos range from gentle to advanced and also include a warm up and cool down video. You can find the link to the videos on this drop down menu.

We have put together some short videos with the help of local instructors. The videos range from gentle to advanced and also include a warm up and cool down video, you can access them via the links below.

Can you help us on this journey? We are looking for local sports clubs, instructors and organisations in the Heanor and Greater Heanor areas who are interested in supporting people living with long terms conditions to become more active.

Take part or volunteer? Get in touch!
Email: GOGA@ambervalley.gov.uk.
Facebook: – @GOGAambervalley
Mobile: 07971126382

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 07971126382 or email GOGA@ambervalley.gov.uk