Thursday, 7 November 2019

The Evaluator working with British Gymnastics Foundation

The Evaluator is delighted to announce a new partnership, working with British Gymnastics Foundation on their ground-breaking dementia programme, Love to Move, which is funded by Sport England.

Dementia steals loved ones, lives, and memories - but it doesn’t have to be this way….

The Love to Move programme is an age- and dementia-friendly seated gymnastics programme, which is transforming the lives of people living with dementia.

It's even been featured on BBC Breakfast! You can see the video here. 

The Evaluator is initially working with British Gymnastics Foundation to carry out a Social Return on Investment for the programme. We will be designing new methods and tools to evaluate experiences of those taking part - whether that is those with dementia who are participating, staff in some care homes who are looking after dementia sufferers, or families and unpaid carers who are observing changes in their loved ones.

The chair-based exercise programme makes the two halves of the brain work together in innovative ways, and The Evaluator is excited to use some of the techniques developed here to collect information. Hopefully, The Evaluator's work will also break some ground!

You can find out more about the project here.