A series of case studies have been collected from the Mentro
Allan local projects covering the four Learning Outcomes for the
main programme. These case studies will share a story, demonstrate
the impact of the project and highlight the lessons learnt.
A practitioner guide accompanies the case
studies, bringing together some of the common themes that emerged
from the case studies to answer the question: What made the
participant-led nature of the projects effective for the
Case study 1: Supporting the
development of an independent activity group for older people.
Case study 2: Young People at risk of
disengagement: Physical activity can be a trigger for wider
behaviour change in young people.
Case study 3: Going against the trend:
How two young white men successfully led a project engaging Black
and Minority Ethnic (BME) women in physical activity.
Case study 4: Creating a recovery
pathway: Engagement in physical activity leading to paths into
employment and training for people with mental health problems
Case study 5: Creating good practice:
A project which meets policy objectives and leads to a model for
Case study 6: Making the outdoors
accessible: Engaging Black and Ethnic Minority Women from Cardiff
in physical activity
Case study 7: Gaining valuable
outcomes from enjoyable social events: How "Fun Days" contributed
to the development of a physical activity project.
Case study 8: Setting up a community
garden: Finding a suitable location in a rural area.
Case study 9: Referral to exercise:
How it worked for one individual.
Case study 10: Recruiting service
users: Engaging with gatekeepers to create a sustainable physical
activity programme for people with disabilities.
Case study 11: Making a challenging
activity accessible: How a sedentary blind person became a rock
Case study 12: Engaging disadvantaged
young people: Working with a voluntary sector youth club to provide
opportunity for members to be physically active in the
Case study 13: Providing opportunities
for progression: Engaging sedentary young people in a sustained
involvement in physical activity.
Case study 14: Getting new mothers
active: A tale of two buggy walking groups.
Case study 15: Getting young women to
take up an outdoor activity: Establishing a friendly peer group to
motivate each other's continued involvement in challenging outdoor
Case study 16: Transport training:
Enabling people with learning disabilities to sustain physical
Case study 17: Recruiting service
users: Organising water sports for people with learning
Case study 18: Extending
opportunities: Using conservation activities as a way to engage
young people at risk of disengagement.
Case study 19: An Alternative
Approach: Providing adventurous activities for young people at risk
Case study 20: The progression of a
physical activity group: Using the indoors as a route to getting
people physically active outdoors.
Case study 21: Developing a
constituted management group from participants: How an effective
'Operational Group' developed over the course of a project.
Case study 22: Establishing an open
access group: The benefits of setting up a walking group for mental
health service users and others.
Case study 23: Developing and
sustaining a cycling group: Exploring the measures required to
establish a community activity group.
Case study 24: Swansea operational
Case study 25: Volunteers who emerge
from activity groups.
Case study 26: Going against the
trend: Volunteers referred by other agencies.
Case study 27: Volunteers involved in