Age UK London was part of the nationwide fit as a fiddle programme, funded by the Big Lottery. The programme supported sustainable lifestyle changes leading to improved health, reduced isolation and greater independence.
The focus of the London programme was on individuals and communities who aren’t reached by traditional health promotion messages and whose needs are not met by mainstream health and leisure provision.
The projects were delivered in partnership with trained volunteers from minority community groups, who were given the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead activities and to act as mentors and ambassadors within their communities.
‘I suffered from depression and felt isolated from everyone and everything before I joined the healthy living project. I now socialize more and have a good laugh with other members at the project.’ fit as a fiddle participant
The fit as a fiddle programme in London has now come to an end, but there are many local initiatives now running as a result. To find out about health and fitness activities in your borough, check to see what services are offered by your local Age UK or Age Concern, or visit Change4Life to find out about London-wide activity programmes.

Age UK London was part of the nationwide Fit as a Fiddle programme, funded by the Big Lottery. The programme supported sustainable lifestyle changes leading to improved health, reduced isolation and greater independence.

The focus of the London programme was on individuals and communities who aren’t reached by traditional health promotion messages and whose needs are not met by mainstream health and leisure provision.

The projects were delivered in partnership with trained volunteers from minority community groups, who were given the skills, knowledge and confidence to lead activities and to act as mentors and ambassadors within their communities.

The fit as a fiddle programme in London has now come to an end, but there are many local initiatives now running as a result. To find out about health and fitness activities in your borough, check to see what services are offered by your local Age UK. 

The Fit as a Fiddle Project has now finished. We no longer have the staff capacity to offer advice or carry out further work in this area.