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Be Active Programme

Be Active matches volunteers one-to-one with a 60+ adult to support their rehabilitation exercises at home and in the community for up to 9 sessions.* Be Active aims to enable a person to increase their independence and connection to their community.

Volunteers support and motivate an older person based in Westminster or Kensington & Chelsea to follow their prescribed exercise plan and, through a series of these sessions, help build their confidence. This will empower them to go on to regular activity and getting about within their community. Open Age, with its partners, provides training, as well as support from project coordinators and peers throughout the programme. Volunteers do not need any qualifications and can live anywhere within easy travelling distance of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea – you just need to be enthusiastic, committed, and have an empathetic approach and a desire to empower older people.

You can apply to volunteer with Be Active by completing the volunteer application here. Please send the completed application form to

* Participants are referred to Be Active through a care service provider such as the Community Independence Service of the Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust.


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