26 April, 2021

Supporting carers into physical activity

HACT have published a review of Cotman Housing’s project All About You, which aimed to support carers of people with dementia to be more physically active. The report identifies key learnings from the project.

Over half a million people in the UK care for someone with dementia and most are not doing physical activity. The All About You project was funded by Sport England and launched by Cotman Housing in late 2018 to engage this group of people and support them to be more physically active.

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the project to end early and meant that the number of participants was lower than anticipated. However, the project’s initial findings were still important in showing that many carers need support but are not receiving it.

“Cotman’s experience adds to a body of evidence and will hopefully support other organisations to deliver effective services to carers.”

Frances Harkin

Head of Research at HACT

These are the key findings of the retrospective review,  All About You, that HACT has published today.

The report found that:

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