'Make Your Move' is a 4-year project that focuses on getting people back into physical activity after their recent move.

The project offers a free 2-month membership at a local leisure facility (subject to availability) which enables you to use their facilities as much as you like. If leisure centres aren’t of interest to you, we are also able to link you with other activities that you are interested in or might like to try. We can contribute to the cost or fully fund them for a set period. Examples of what other participants have done include, going on daily walks with a walking group or running with a local athletics club.

The project originally focused on Norwich but has spread out around Norfolk over the past 3 years working with leisure partners in South Norfolk, North Norfolk, Breckland and most recently West Norfolk. The project has also started engaging with leisure partners in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and aiming to expand into Essex in 2022. This offer is available to all social housing residents, not just Cotman Housing tenants.

As a housing provider, we recognise that there is often pressure and worries when you are moving which can put sport and physical activity very low on a person's agenda even if this is something they had previously enjoyed. We want help with this to give you the chance to get back into something you enjoy.

Make Your Move is funded by the Sport England Core Market Fund which focuses on life changes that may result in people becoming less physically active.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us at makeyourmove@cotmanhousing.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Make Your Move

Frequently asked questions

Anyone aged 18 or over who have recently moved or are moving whether through social or private housing. Residents will have an income of less than £1,500 per month or be claiming Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.

Swimming, Gym sessions, Exercise classes such as Aerobics, Aqua Fit, Zumba and Circuits, Running, Football, Netball, Tennis, Badminton and many others!

Places Leisure Centres, Local Leisure Providers and Community Leisure Activity Providers.

Whenever you’d like to start

Low cost and free

All abilities!

Participants can self refer, even if they just want to know more about the project by calling or emailing the project team (details at the bottom of the page). Participants referred by other housing organisations and professionals will already have had a referral form completed.

After being referred, participants will complete an assessment form with the Make Your Move Project Coordinator to obtain base level information. The Project Coordinator will also discuss the various options of activities with you and discuss any concerns and questions that you may have. This can be done over the phone or at the chosen

Leisure facility, depending on what you would prefer.

No, it is open to anyone in social or private housing.

The project is managed by Cotman Housing Association. It is funded by Sport England, through the National Lottery.

The project is hoping to keep people living active and health lives. Help them to build a routine that will help them in other aspects of their lives such as seeking employment. Helping them to improve their health and wellbeing overall.

To find out more call 07435 998936 or email makeyourmove@cotmanhousing.co.uk