Innovative Project Helping People Achieve Their Goals
We caught up with, Penryn-based, Optiadapt. Back in October 2019 we announced that they had secured a combined ERDF and ESF grant of just over £44,000 for an innovative project that is providing training and wellbeing support for unemployed people in Camborne, Pool, Illogan, & Redruth.
Steve is passionate about the project and feels that as a nation, we desperately need to tackle the impact of poor physical health and in his own words he explains that the program, “Makes a whole range of physical activities accessible, rather than simply signposting to them. We encourage people to stretch their physical, mental, and social limitations in small increments, in an environment of empathy and peer support. Using a blend of evidence-based and experiential practices, we provide education and skills training in physical activity, nutrition, and thinking; rather than simply delivering boot camps with a ’big stick’ approach. This way our clients become empowered, self-reliant, and confident in their abilities and this spills over into other spheres of life.”
The funding has also enabled the development of software which will soon be used to support participants. Steve explains, “This is particularly timely as we may have to deliver more services remotely and it will allow us to monitor clients’ physical activity levels and progress against biometrics and personal objectives. Data analytics will reveal insights into what lifestyle interventions are most effective for specific groups, such as those with particular health conditions”
Optiadapt is now welcoming a new cohort of participants, at a time of rising unemployment levels and job uncertainty so we will keep you posted on the courses future success
Find out more about Optaidapt at optiadapt.com