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Working with Active Luton is Giving Back to the Community

Written by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce | 03 Jul 2019

Active Luton has published its Impact Report for 2018/19 highlighting the many ways in which it has engaged with Luton residents of all ages and abilities to get them active and improve their health, wellbeing and access to opportunities. Last year, 1.5 million people visited Active Luton’s leisure centres including older people, children under five and people with a disability. It also helped nearly 7,000 people as part of its Total Wellbeing Luton healthy lifestyles programmes and trained over 4,500 people. Innovations during the year included the installation of the new PoolPod for access to swimming and new sessions such as FloatFit. There was significant development at Lewsey Sports Park to create a community wellbeing hub with consultation rooms for Total Wellbeing and Optimum physiotherapy.

Helen Barnett, Chief Executive of Active Luton, commented:
“Our comprehensive healthy lifestyles offer as part of Total Wellbeing Luton means that Active Luton now has a truly holistic health and wellbeing offer. Our numerous successes in getting people fitter and healthier in our gyms, group fitness classes and swimming pools with the support and encouragement of our excellent staff are just one part of the picture. Our work last year shows how we are reaching out to every age and ability across Luton, helping people in all sorts of circumstances and facing many different difficulties or barriers and making it possible for them to get involved not just in physical activity but also in playing a part in improving the wellbeing of their community. Business can also get involved– supporting and working with us as a social enterprise with charitable status means that they too are giving back to their community. ”

To find out more about Active Luton’s work during 2018/19 and to hear from the service users first hand watch our video celebrating the year’s successes here.
Read the full Impact Report here.

Topics: Active Luton, Health and Wellbeing

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