Routes to Health and Fitness
Fighting Fit for employment! The aim of the scheme is to increase levels of physical activity and to improve motivation and confidence in order to ultimately assist people in getting back into a training and a working environment. Each Routes to Health and Fitness card will enable the client access leisure facilities free of charge for 3 months, this can be extended if permission received from the clients Key worker.
The project is aimed at individuals who are currently on the Routes to Work scheme. Individuals who qualify for the Routes to Work scheme are aged 30+ or over, have been unemployed for either 2 years + or 13 weeks if they have experienced barriers towards employment (e.g. homelessness, financial barriers, single parent etc.).
Working with Routes to Work Tees Active have developed the Routes to Health and Fitness scheme which enables individuals on the Routes to Work scheme to access Activ8 gyms, fitness classes and swimming free of charge for a 3-month period. The scheme is designed to not only improve the clients physical and mental health but will hopefully improve the client’s confidence and self-esteem. If clients on the scheme are particularly nervous, they can be accompanied by their key worker to make them feel comfortable in a leisure setting.