What is Ever Active?
Being physically active has been proven to increase individuals' mental health and social life, as well as reducing the risk of many physical health issues. Ever Active is a programme that supports older & disabled adults who are seeking to improve their health and fitness and reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation.
Please note that currently Ever Active is funded by Reading Borough Council and West Berkshire Council and therefore only available in these areas.
How We Do It
All Ever Active sessions are low to moderate intensity and everyone is encouraged to take sessions at their own pace. A typical session also features opportunities for attendees to socialise with new friends. Sessions are delivered in a friendly and supportive group environment, led by qualified individuals and structures to help improve physical activity levels, mental and social health.
GBA can also support established social groups to be more active by providing equipment & training.
What can you do today?
As some degree of normality resumes we are piloting some community sessions, some of which are outdoors. All of these activities are pitched at a gentle intensity and are perfect for those who might not have been active for a while, maybe you have been shielding and/or are looking to rebuild your confidence about getting out and about again.
You will see that you need to book onto these sessions.
Please click on the file below to open up the calendar.
Activity Timetable (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
What People Are Saying About 'Ever Active' Sessions
My husband uses a wheelchair and it doesn't make any difference - he's just one of the gang and can participate on the same level as everyone else. John has taught him the basics and every week is a good laugh. It's a great opportunity to make new friends and be active in a sport that is accessible to everyone whatever their ability or disability. We try to make it every week but if we miss the odd one due to family commitments it doesn't matter.
I would never have imagined enjoying anything like it but it was great and you made it such fun.
Get Berkshire Active, in partnership with Age UK Berkshire have developed a 'Right For Me' tool to help those with Long Term Health Conditions discover which type of activities would be most suitable for them.
We understand that each individual is different and are affected by a condition very differently therefore we designed the tool based on statements level of independence. The tool also allows for fluctuations in conditions day to day and even improvements or decline over time.
Right For Me Tool (PDF, 927 Kb)
For further information
Community Physical Activity Manager