Birmingham City Council præsenterer på #MereEndIdræt konferencen
Udover de mange spændende indlæg fra de danske indlægsholdere på #MereEndIdræt konferencen den 12. december vil deltagerne kunne blive inspireret af et indlæg fra England:
How to get hard to reach communities active in Birmingham
Karen Creavin, Head of Wellbeing Services, og
John Carrigan, Active Travel and Strategy Manager, Birmingham City Council
Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service serves a population of over one million residents. It offers residents the opportunity to be active, improve their health and connect with their local community, across parks and green spaces (through programmes such as Active Parks, Run Birmingham), leisure centres and community venues (via Be Active) and on the streets (through Active Streets, Big Birmingham Bikes). The service enables everyone to participate, regardless of income and ability and removes cost and social distance as a barrier to participation. Key to the success of the service is the ability to engage some of the hardest to reach communities in social and physical activity. The work by the service aims to reduce inequalities and improve the wellbeing of the city as well as the individuals within it.
Karen Creavin qualified with a degree in 1990 and went on to qualify with a CQSW/post graduate diploma in social policy in 1994. She worked as a probation officer, social worker, and then managed services for homeless young people. In 2001 she qualified with an MSc from Birmingham University in Public sector management. In 2005 Karen started working for Birmingham City Council, as senior manager for the deprived Ladywood Constituency. She is now leads Wellbeing Services for the City.
John Carrigan is Active Travel & Strategy Manager – Birmingham Wellbeing Service John is part of the Senior Management team in the Wellbeing Service and the lead officer for the Wellbeing’s outdoor offer that includes the Big Birmingham Bikes scheme. A mature student, John graduated from Wolverhampton University in 1996 with a BA(Hons) 2:1 in Sports Studies with Business. He previously worked in engineering, and the drop forge industry.
Konferencen fokuserer på hvordan vi kan skabe et aktivt Danmark gennem mere samfund i idrætten og idræt i samfundet.
Hvordan kan vi skabe idræt og motion på tvœrs af samfundet og involvere flere udbydere og samarbejdspartnere og derved få flere mennesker aktive?