We offer all that you see on this website but behind the scenes we are working on four separate initiatives designed to increase our social impact:
The All in One + The Loughborough Challenge
Challenge your mind, body and social conscience. Learn a new skill. Take on a new physical challenge. Make a social contribution. Feel fulfilled.
Bridge to Retirement
Research shows that losing the structure and routine of the workplace through retirement or redundancy can trigger a very difficult period of readjustment for many. We invite employers to play their part in addressing this social issue for their retirees.
The Charities Challenge™
Design your own challenge to achieve your own social outcomes and run it through us. Age is not relevant. Inter-generational is great.
Challenges – as a catalyst for positive activity – are under-utilised and can so easily be used for developing skills, building a sense of community, increasing motivation / productivity or for staff retention.
So we have developed a system of subsites – integrated into The Challenge Hub’s own website – off which any organisation or community group can design and operate any number of its own challenges.
For conscientious employers we have off-the-peg challenges – (a) “Mental Wellbeing at Work” (such an important issue now) and (b) “Live Longer Better” (for older employees with their changing motivations) – which those employers might adopt or adapt for their platform. Both are science and research-based.
Anyone registering for a corporate challenge is automatically registering also as a Member of The Challenge Hub. We have over 2,000 Members who are encouraged to upload and share their own physical activity, learning and social contribution experiences. By doing so they inform, encourage and inspire others to see what’s possible – which is what The Challenge Hub is here to achieve.
Do you organise events where you would like us to encourage older people to take part? Are you involved with younger people who might benefit from engagement with over-55s? If so why not contact us.
Social prescription is an initiative whereby patients are referred by their GPs to Link Workers in preference to a medical prescription. Those Link Workers are trained to place the patient into situations which address the underlying causes of their condition. The Challenge Hub can assist (a) as a resource for those Link Workers and (b) as a support and motivator for the patients themselves.
Are you involved in delivering on social prescription? If you think we might be able to help you then contact us.
A One-Page Summary of The Challenge Hub 55+
A one-page summary of the Challenge Hub project for those aged 55+ is available to download in an easy to print format.