The Get Out Get Active programme is a 3 year initiative funded by Spirit of 2012 which runs in 18 locations throughout the UK. In Northern Ireland the programme runs in two locations Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Derry City and Strabane Borough Council. Live Active NI, a community interest company of Disability Sport NI manages the programme with support from the two local authorities.
The programme aims to get the least active people in our community more active through fun and inclusive activity with a particular focus on people with disabilities, long term health conditions, mental health illnesses and older people. The initiative also supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.
The GOGA aims to create new sustainable physical activity programmes, work with existing physical activity providers to help them become more inclusive and also recruit and train volunteers to assist with physical activity programmes and support with the sustainability of these programmes.
The Get Out Get Active programme has also provided physical activity opportunities for range of existing organisations for example the Stroke Association, Cedar foundation, Action Mental Health, Triple A Autism organization and Cane and Able.
Results and impact
The project officially launched in January 2017 and to date there have been over 550 people taking part in GOGA physical activity opportunities. 70 people have taken part in training sessions including community walk leaders training, CPR, First aid, Inclusive Games Training and Disability Inclusion Training.
Type of activity
Programmes promoting activity
Physical activities in natural and cult. ecosystems
Place: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Northern Ireland
Territorial level: Local
Organizer: Live Active NI
Source: Upshot monitoring programme