Active people, healthy places

CCLOA, working with Local Government Association (LGA) and SPORTA, have produced a publication that shows the different models for delivering sport and physical activity in-house or working in partnership with outsourced providers. 

Councils have a critical local leadership role for sport and physical activity in their places. In the current economic climate, and in the face of national challenges such as high levels of obesity and inactivity and an ageing population, it is more important than ever that councils and their delivery partners collaborate to demonstrate strong evidence of impact, value for money and service excellence.

The aim of this report is to share key learning and highlight good practice in order to help decision-makers consider how to deliver on this agenda in the best way for local people and communities. 

The 12 case studies in Active people, healthy places show some excellent examples where councils and their delivery partners have moved beyond cost and the numbers of people using their services to maximising the strategic benefits of sport and leisure, alongside demonstrating the value this has on broader council and partner agendas.