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Rising to the challenge of getting people active

Posted onPosted on 9th May

Two care professionals dedicated to helping improve the lives of others have seen their latest initiative rise to become a big success just six months after its launch.

Rise.Life Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire was set up by Scott Marsh and Paul Pitchford, who are behind award-winning Your Home Care, based in Mansfield Woodhouse.

Trained activity leaders deliver adapted seated sports sessions in different settings, ranging from residential and day centres, councils, and NHS organisations to hospices, special schools, home care providers, and community groups.

Sessions feature activities such as field hockey, football, rugby, boxing, tennis, netball, ice hockey, and boccia, which are adapted to an individual’s abilities and environment.
Since its launch, Rise has expanded to be delivered in 44 homes and other organisations across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Scott said: “Both Paul and I have a background in providing Outstanding home care, and we wanted to use our knowledge and expertise to combine health care with sports.

“Rise offers people the opportunity to socialise, to work as a team, and to keep their bodies and minds active.

“We are delivering sessions to more and more organisations, and helping so many people to live their best lives. I have even delivered sessions that have involved my own grandma, and to see the smile on her face shows the difference that Rise is making.”

Brogan Innocent said: “I participated in a session with a family member. It was really heartwarming to see all of the residents having fun.

“They were all getting involved as much as they could.”

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire organisations that would like to arrange a free taster session should call 01623 375276 or email [email protected]