Active Communities – Renfrewshire
Based in Paisley, Active Communities delivers and supports physical activity, community sport and health and wellbeing across Renfrewshire. Its aim is to create happy, healthy and active communities where people enjoy being healthy, physically active and active citizens in their communities.
Active Communities delivers a range of programmes as part of contracts, funded initiatives and for partner agencies. It aims to build the capacity of the local community to be involved in delivering the programmes. This is done by recruiting, training and supporting local people to become volunteers and leaders, helping to ensure the sustainability of the projects at a local level.
The organisation believes that increased emphasis should be placed on preventing ill health and not solely treating illness. It is committed to a community-led approach – engaging, supporting and enabling local communities to take action to improve their health and well-being, regardless of age or ability.