Together we will support our communities to live healthier and happier lives.
Our strategy outlines how we will support the delivery of the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines, Sport England ‘Uniting the movement’ objectives, Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and the NHS long term plan to address inequalities in healthy life expectancy across our communities. Global and national events such as the pandemic, climate change and the cost-of-living crisis have highlighted the disproportionate impact on health inequalities.
Everyone Active’s Community Health and Wellbeing Strategy provides a framework of programmes and tools to support the needs of individual communities by tailoring local delivery plans to meet our council partners strategic priorities. Our aim is to integrate community health and wellbeing to create social value in everything we do. Working collaboratively with our Integrated Care Systems, ensures that we meet the real time challenges that they are facing. We will be agile and responsive to changes in the needs of communities by providing solutions to prevent further health inequalities by through increasing physical activity and reducing social isolation, therefore supporting the NHS.
We will support our communities to build resilience through increased opportunities in a place based and resident led approach. Our mission is to get EVERYONE active. We will be inclusive in our offering, with a key focus on inactive target groups such as children and young people, women and girls, ethnic diversity, people living with multiple disadvantage and people living with a long term health condition or disability. Physical literacy is a key component of peoples lifelong learning journey through physical education, physical activity and movement, to create behaviour change and healthier lifestyles.
Our workforce is our greatest asset within the communities we serve. To encourage thriving communities, in which our residents are proud to be part of, we will create capacity to develop and deliver community programmes that benefit the diverse populations, both inside and outside our facilities.
Health and wellbeing is directly linked to our environment. With acknowledgment of the UK government’s legislation to be a net zero economy by 2050 and in support of the Everyone Active Carbon Net Zero Strategy, we will ‘empower the public to partake in exercise which doesn’t damage the environment’. We understand the important part we can play in helping our communities to understand the health effects of environmental factors and we will use the Community Health and Wellbeing Strategy to ensure we have a positive influence by promoting active travel.
Membership & partnerships available to support the community:
We must learn from where places have reduced health inequalities and past places that have made progress. To enable community led project design, we will work together with residents and communities for their take on how our projects could run. We will support our communities to build resilience through increased opportunities to training and qualifications.
We have joined forces with Superhero Series to increase sporting opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Superhero Series – the UK’s only mass-participation sports series dedicated to people with disabilities – will be supported through sponsorship and free training facilities at Everyone Active facilities, for all competitors.
For more information on the event and how to enter, please visit the Superhero Series website.
We are offering a complimentary membership for people living with Parkinson’s. Free membership will also be given to carers to provide support if needed.
We are offering a complimentary membership for cared for children and care experienced young people through a referral from local Council Family support teams.
Everyone Active’s Exercise and GP Referral scheme, is the perfect way for people with health conditions to increase physical activity levels and improve health.
We will work collaboratively with community ambassadors and healthcare partners to ensure that we meet the needs of the local communities and the real-time challenges that they are facing. If you would like to work together, locally or nationally, please contact Rebecca Phillips – Strategic Lead – Health and Wellbeing here.