We believe that physical activity can have a transformative impact on the lives of people and their communities. It is the single biggest thing that can be done to improve a person’s health.
We are part of a national network of Active Partnerships operating across England. At our essence we are about driving positive change.
As a trusted organisation, Active Gloucestershire coordinates we can move. Inspiring people to unite behind a common vision to increase physical activity. Connecting individuals and organisations to build strong collaborative partnerships. Enabling the growth and impact of we can move, through providing a range of resources, training and support.
During the past three years, we’ve seen a gradual increase in the number of people becoming active in Gloucestershire. As things stand, these opportunities and their benefits aren’t shared equally across all of our communities.
It remains the case that where we live and our ethnic group has a big impact on our health and activity levels. We have seen green shoots of change, and people in Gloucestershire are working together to enable others to live healthier and happier lives. Leaders in the county have made policy changes so people can become more active, and organisations are collaborating.
Covid-19 has had an enormous effect on all our lives but we haven’t yet been able to fully understand what this means in the long term for sport and physical activity. On the other hand, Covid-19 has also created the opportunity to find new ways in which we can work together to learn from each other.
During the pandemic, we’ve also seen how important sport and keeping active is for many of us and how much we rely on those facilities, places and people – not just for our physical health but for our mental health and wellbeing too.
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