For the past five weeks the Generation Gains team have introduced new community activity session at three sheltered housing venues, Epworth Court, Middi Haines Court, Gladys Plumley Gardens all located in and around the Swindon.

These sessions include strength and balance exercises to help you feel more competent on your feet.

In the sessions we  use sporting  activities to make it fun and inclusive for all from seated netball to volleyball, as you can see from the pictures below .

At the end of each session we always have time for a cuppa and chat, the social element and group belonging is what this project is all about.

If you know of a resident that could benefit from these session please contact GenerationGains@GLL.ORG

This session is the first of many that will focus on activities to engage with older members of the community, keeping them active and independent for longer regardless of their personal circumstances.

Better are working in partnership with and funded by the Zurich Community Trust, ‘Generation Gains’ is a two-year inter-generational pilot programme which is being evaluated by Bath University. The programme will allow candidates to ‘earn while they learn’ gaining qualifications in health and fitness, leisure operations and sport coaching, as well as acquiring skills to engage with the local community.

Please contact the team for more information by emailing

GenerationGains@GLL.ORG