GET SET LEEDS – Seacroft
Social Media to share!!
For those of you who I don’t know, my name is Jenny Rutherford and I am a Localities Officer for Active Leeds, working in Seacroft. I hope you are all safe and well during this difficult time.
For some people, this pandemic has seen a focus on physical activity that was not there before. With government stating that daily exercise is one reason (on a very short list) for being able to go outdoors, the importance of being active is more present in people’s minds than perhaps it has been before. However, people/families need support with what being ‘more active’ can look like for them.
Active Leeds have – for a long time – required a more focused and local approach to online communication to feed into the work that is being done by locality officers. Now seems to be as good a time as any to get this up and running.
We have launched a ‘Get Set Leeds Seacroft’ Facebook page (Get Set Leeds is a Sport England funded project)
- Promotes ‘moving more’, rather than just ‘working out’ for those that would consider themselves to be ‘unfit’. As well as offering advice for a range of individuals: children, older people etc.
- Links in/support local content as much as possible. There is a great wealth of fantastic physical activity content already out there in the Seacroft area. We would like to promote/share this as much as possible and would be really keen to develop strong relationships with partners through social media. As well as sharing content, we could also offer scheduled content if this would help take the load off organisations who are doing much of the work ‘on the ground’ in Seacroft. We would also love to share any pictures of local response to Coronavirus/physical activity – so please feel free to send across content for our ‘Shout Out Tuesday!’
- In normal times, part of our role involved chatting with community groups and finding out the types of activities that they might be interested in and then helping groups to get sessions going. However, this is obviously not possible at this time. This is something though that could potentially work online. We would be keen to speak with community groups who might be interested in a specific activity (that perhaps they might like to start once lockdown is over) and work with coaches to design them some tailored online content that we could share through our page e.g. ‘___Women’s Group have requested three sessions of Zumba. Dance along with them…etc. Basically, like taking requests!
All of this is relevant to the current situation. But once lockdown is lifted and groups/sessions start again, the Facebook page will provide an effective way of communicating local activities with partners and residents, both for Active Leeds and other organisations across the East of the city.
Leeds City Council