New county-wide “Move Together” programme launches to help Oxfordshire’s vulnerable residents move more

Published: Friday, 4th June 2021

A new county-wide support pathway will support hundreds of Oxfordshire residents most affected by COVID-19 to move more and protect their health and wellbeing.

“Move Together” is co-ordinated by Active Oxfordshire and district councils across the county and will provide personalised support for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and who have been shielding as a result of COVID-19.

A wide range of support and activity choice will be available, including home activity packs, phone calls, community activities, exercise sessions for specific conditions, digital apps and much more. The support provided will be personalised to each individual based on their specific needs, provided by physical activity specialists. 

Move Together will reach vulnerable residents across the county, helping them to increase their physical activity levels in a way that works for them.

On Tuesday 6th July at 10 am, a webinar will be held for Oxfordshire organisations and partners interested in referring into the scheme. This webinar is open to any organisation working with people most affected by COVID-19 and will provide lots of information and advice about how to refer into Move Together.

For more information about Move Together and to get involved, visit: http://www.getoxfordshireactive.org/move-together

“We’re delighted to be able to launch Move Together across Oxfordshire, with local authority and voluntary sector partners working together to ensure that physical activity can play a key role in our county’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

“The benefits of moving more are significant and Move Together will not only improve residents’ physical and mental health, but will help to reduce isolation and loneliness too. Move Together is set to transform hundreds of lives through the power of physical activity.”

Paul Brivio, Chief Executive of Active Oxfordshire.

 

“The launch of Move Together will support and encourage some of Oxford’s most vulnerable residents to be more physically active. Making sure that we move more is essential for the city’s coronavirus recovery as well as the ongoing health and wellbeing of our communities.

“Physical activity can reduce your risk of developing severe COVID-19 complications and improve your recovery time. I would urge all of our residents with long term health conditions to get involved with the new programme. Move Together is about having longer, healthier and happier lives- getting at least thirty minutes of physical activity a day can improve both your mental and physical health.”

Councillor Louise Upton, Cabinet Member for a Safer, Healthier Oxford at Oxford City Council.