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North Yorkshire Sport’s Older People Physical Activity Service

North Yorkshire Sport in partnership with the network of Age UK's across North Yorkshire, have developed a community based Targeted and Universal physical activity service for older people. The service has been designed to help reduce falls and support increased physical activity levels through participation in age appropriate activities and sport.

Working closely with the counties health professionals including Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP's, practice nurses, physiotherapies, OT's etc. we will develop a single point of contact for individuals and professionals to refer to. The initial information and contact details retrieved will be passed on to the local Age UK service who will conduct a more thorough consultation with the individual to identify their exercise needs, 1:1 support requirements and signpost to the most appropriate service.

There are two services:

The Targeted Service - Across the county, NYS will set up 15 targeted sessions in locations which will be accessible to the greatest number of people.

The Universal Service - A universal service will only be established where there is clear demand and a suitable gap in the market. We have forecasted to mirror the number of targeted services in each district.