The Active Workplaces Project (AWP) was a PRO-ACTIVE London initiative funded by the Department of Health that aimed to increase levels of physical activity in the workplace.
This programme enabled workplaces to design, deliver and evaluate physical activity interventions. AWP was delivered by the Centre for Workplace Health (CWPH) and Step into Health Ltd. Process This one-year project started in August 2009 and involved 27 workplaces across London including; eight councils, twelve NHS/PCTs, four hospitals and three colleges/universities. During the year two workplaces dropped out; one hospital and one council. Following a site visit and tailored needs assessment each organisation was presented with a workplace health programme specifically designed to increase physical activity and sport.
The organisations were supported by a project team at the Centre for Workplace Health and the support included a programme of events promoting physical activity and sport, and giving workplaces the skills they need to effectively sustain a workplace health programme. Highlights included a Health Fair, Champion Training and Sustainability Workshop.
A report about the project can be found in the replated documents column on the right.
To discuss the project in more details please conatact Simon Lister, PRO-ACTIVE West London Director at Simon.Lister@brunel.ac.uk.