Moving Together

Moving Together is a new project to help people who live in Kings Park Ward, specifically the Clapton and Kingsmead Estates, to get out more, meet people, become more physically active and most importantly have fun.

The project will look at a range of ways to get more people moving, and it's not just about getting people to play more sport - physical activity includes anything that raises your heart rate. That can be things like walking instead of getting the bus or using the stairs instead of the lift.

As part of the Moving Together project, we'll look at the things that make it harder for residents to be active in their everyday lives, and we'll work with local people to create ways to make it easier for people to move more every day. 

Kings Park is one of 12 areas across the country chosen to take part in the Sport England local delivery pilot scheme. 

Why is this important?

If you're physically active, you're more likely to stay healthy for longer. Half of all women and a third of all men are thought to be damaging their health by doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity each week - and that has a major impact on communities, social care and the NHS.

Not everyone takes part in sport or physical activity - and you might not have done so for some time. The reasons why are different for everyone and can include a number of factors, for example, access to space, the activities available, or the way housing and spaces are designed. 

With Moving Together, we're trying to understand these factors and how they impact on local communities, and we'll be looking at ways to make becoming more physically active easier for everyone. 

How can I get involved?

The project will be running until October 2021 and there will be lots of ways that local people can get involved. If you'd like us to send you more information and keep you updated about events, please follow Moving Together on Facebook or Twitter, email michelle.taylor@hackney.gov.uk or call 020 8356 3057 and we'll add you to the mailing list. 

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