ACTIVE Dorset is set to play a significant role in how the health sector across England supports adults to develop a more active lifestyle.

They have been selected as one of 39 organisations that will help design and test possible solutions so that the health sector, together with physical activity providers, can support those living with, or at risk of, a long-term health condition.

Charlie Coward, deputy CEO, said: "The Physical Activity for Health Pathways Project is a really exciting project for us to be involved with.

“For many years we have been advocating for broadening the scope of physical activity pathways from health services, beyond exercise referral and gym-based exercise provision.

“We will be setting up a small working group of physical activity providers, encompassing a range of provider from leisure partners, local clubs, volunteer led groups, independent instructors representing a range of sports and activities.

“We welcome contact from anyone who would like to be involved in our local working group."

Move Consulting was selected to work in collaboration on this important project which seeks to develop pathways for physical activity in health and care systems.

The project is funded by Sport England.

Active Dorset will now join one of five communities of practice to co-design information tools and guidance for the sector to help create the pathways.