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Promoting health and well-being

Cotswold District is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of its residents.  We work alongside local NHS and other partners through its Health and Wellbeing partnership to champion the interests of our residents. We also deliver some health interventions ourselves and we support other local organisations.

Active and able

This scheme is designed for older people who have a fear of falling, have balance problems, a history of falls and/or low bone density. There are the following 2 classes in the scheme:

Postural Stability

These fun classes promote strong muscles and bones and help improve balance.

These activities can be done seated or standing and the session closes with a taster of Tai Chi Chi Kung.

Tai Chi Chi Kung

Learn the 18 moves for health, which have been shown to reduce the risk of falls and improve balance, strength and co-ordination. This session will leave you with a sense of total calm and well-being.

Cotswold Walkers 

Do you like walking but don’t like going on your own? Have you looked at walking groups and been put off by the length of the walks?

Cotswold Walkers is a series of short, accessible walks. The walks last about 30 to 45 minutes and are at a pace to suit you. All walk leaders have trained with ‘Walking the way to Health Initiative’.

  • Fairford: 10.30 am on Monday's except Bank Holidays. Meet at Fairford Community Centre - 30 minute health walk offered on first Monday of the month.

Get Active Project

The Get Active Project is a class aimed at 6 to 13 year olds who tend not to get involved in activities, due to the following:

  • health and weight issues
  • low confidence and low self esteem

In the last 2 years we’ve offered games to help boost ball skills, coordination, balance, and stamina and improve the skills needed for school PE sessions, where children sometimes struggle.



This year we're offering Boxskills which is a non-contact marshal art class, helping to build confidence, coordination and fitness.

It's being led by Alan Reid who was recently voted the Active Gloucestershire ‘Sport Maker of the Year’ for his continued commitment to making sport happen in the county. He is respected by both parents and children.