ACTIVE Tameside is celebrating after receiving a national ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ award for the second time.
Its work in providing an extensive programme of health and social care intervention services from the venues it runs across the borough saw it get the recognition at the ukactive Awards for the first time since 2019.
The ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ award comes as a result of the ‘Everybody Can’ service – an inclusion and disability service which has significant impact across the entire Tameside community.
Everybody Can, which is commissioned by Tameside Council and delivered by Active Tameside, provides fully accessible and inclusive health, wellbeing and social development support to thousands of residents across the borough with varying needs and abilities.
It involves over 15,000 community-based sessions annually, attended by over 1,200 young people and adults with a disability or additional needs and includes adult social care and outreach support and activities such as sport, swimming, cooking and horticulture and essential respite services for parents and carers.
Active Tameside is a charitable organisation which works with Tameside Council to provide services.
And the council’s executive member with responsibility for Active Tameside, Cllr Allison Gwynne, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Active Tameside, who are our trusted partners for sports and leisure delivery across the borough and we’ve worked closely together to provide state of the art sports and leisure facilities for local residents.
“However, what this award clearly showcases is that Active Tameside delivers much more than sports and gyms. It is dedicated to helping all residents to improve their lives, health and wellbeing.
“This is much deserved recognition for this brilliant work, which is making a difference, and my thanks goes to everyone involved.”