Sporting Equals

Fit as a Fiddle Project supporting older people

The aim of the fit as a fiddle project is to support BME older people to become more physically active through training Volunteers as Activators to help enable greater wellbeing in communities. This will replicate the existing faaf model and scale up interventions working with local partners.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Research findings have demonstrated the failure of current mainstream services to engage with BME older people and that people from deprived or ethnic communities are less likely to interact with mainstream health and leisure services thereby having a negative impact on health and wellbeing. (Sporting Equals Policy Paper 2012). We find that these communities are isolated and require specific interventions to change behaviour to enable them to start leading more active lifestyles.


Through fit as a fiddle, we will empower the most disadvantaged communities, providing them with support, through the volunteer empowerment to live healthier, fitter, more informed and less isolated ways of life. We will replicate the national model using training to help promote behavior change.