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British Gymnastics Foundation

The British Gymnastics Foundation is a UK based charity. Love to Move is an evidence based Cognitive Enhancement gymnastics exercise programme that, following a very successful pilot in Cambridgeshire is being developed into a national programme and is already changing the lives of people living with dementia.

17 November 2021
Care, Charity, Clinical Commissioning Group, Community organisations, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members, Research Sector, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Coventry and Warwickshire Dementia Action Alliance, East Cambridgeshire Dementia Action Alliance, East Surrey CCG DAA, Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance, Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance , Luton Dementia Action Alliance, Ludlow Dementia Action Alliance, Newport Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

To improve the cognitive function, physical & mental health, wellbeing and reduce social isolation and loneliness

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

To increase awareness of the Love to Move programme and the ways in which it can change the lives of people living with dementia

2. Actions

  • Train an extended external workforce to deliver Love to Move

    The Love to Move education course will give people the skills and understanding of working with people living with dementia to deliver Love to Move sessions in a variety of settings both in the community and in care homes.

    Being implemented

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    The most strategic ares to start to roll out the Love to Move programme have been identified and three initial areas chosen to start the roll out.

    The Love to Move Education Course is I. Development with the first pilot delivery to be completed in mid October 2018.

    the course will be fully launched in February 2019