Cold water immersion for mental health with the Chill Project

Movement with Communities – Our Work in South Hams

We are committed to working with partners, to achieve positive impact for people’s lives, in local places where multiple inequalities exist. We can do this by connecting, advocating and enabling people to move more.

Working Together to Achieve Systemic Change

By working together, we can overcome more challenges and find new ways to help people in the community be active.

Our Partnerships team are our community-based leads in designated localities across the county. They work together with local and national partners, organisations, groups, volunteers and activity providers. The community-based leads for South Hams are Fabienne Beavers and Hannah Worth. You can contact Fabienne and Hannah by emailing: Fabienne.Beavers@activedevon.org or Hannah.Worth@activedevon.org.

We also have two members of our team who are actively engaging with local clubs and organisations across Devon, to explore ways they can provide support on welfare and safeguarding best practice. If you are part of a club or organisation and would like to have a chat to see how they can help you, please get in touch. Nick Cull is the contact for South Hams, and you can connect with him by emailing: Nick.Cull@activedevon.org.

Our Work in South Hams

  • Helping the towns of Dartmouth and South Brent to become more connected to physical activity in their local area by working to open opportunities to all. This includes focusing on increasing community links and physical activity access.
  • In Dartmouth we are working with Dartmouth Academy to increase opportunities for children and working with community groups to open access to a greater range of people.
  • In South Brent we are working with the local authority to understand how physical activity can be accessed by a broader range of people in the village and the surrounding areas.

Who We’re Working with to Achieve Impact in South Hams

Opportunities to Connect

We bring people together to collaborate and create impact. Here’s some opportunities for you to connect in South Hams:

  • South Hams has a significant rural population, and we are always looking for opportunities to help these more remote areas access provisions by working with and supporting smaller projects in the area.

Physical Activity Providers Hub

Our Physical Activity Provider Hub contains a range of resources from us and our trusted partners. This support is aimed to help you to build a resilient offer, reach new audiences and meet local community needs, both now and into the future.

Promoting and Delivering Your Activities

Devon Connect is a free online community hub for residents and communities across Devon (currently not including Plymouth). As a local group or organisation, you can make connections and share knowledge, information and resources.

The Plymouth Online Directory provides information, advice, help, and support services to adults, young people, and families who live and work in Plymouth. Creating a page on the directory is free and simple to do.

More information on both Devon Connect and the Plymouth Online Directory can be found in our Resources to Help You Achieve Best Practice blog.

Insight

79.8% of adults are active in South Hams. This is the highest in Devon and England.” Source: Active Lives Adult Survey 2021-22 Report