Sport England is the government agency responsible creating a world class community sport environment, helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life.
Sport England strategy Uniting the Movement sets out a 10 year vision from 2021-2031 to transform lives and communities by making being physically active a normal part of life for everyone in England. It sets how we need to change as a sector and an ecosystem, so that we can give people the opportunities they need now and in the future.
CLOA is proud to be a supporter of #UnitingTheMovement and a keen advocate of how the benefits of sport and physical activity improve people’s lives in so many ways. Local Authorities have a key role to play in supporting the five key areas:-
- Recover and Reinvent – recovering from the biggest crisis in a generation and reinventing as a vibrant, relevant and sustainable network of organisations providing sport and physical activity opportunities that meet the needs of different people.
- Connecting communities – focusing on sport and physical activity’s ability to make better places to live and bring people together.
- Positive experiences for children and young people – unrelenting focus on positive experiences for all children and young people as the foundations for a long and healthy life.
- Connecting with health and wellbeing – strengthening the connections between sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing, so more people can feel the benefits of, and advocate for, an active life.
- Active environments – creating and protecting the places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active.
There is a toolkit of images, logos and animations you can use for free to show your support for the new strategy by sharing it on social media.
Active Lives Survey
The Active Lives Survey explores participation in leisure and recreational activities, including sport, physical activity and culture. The survey is led by Sport England in partnership with the Arts Council, Public Health England and Department for Transport. The survey collects representative data in each local authority area in England.
Sport England run two surveys: Active Lives Adult, which is published twice a year and Active Lives Children and Young People, which is published annually. Both give a unique and comprehensive view of how people are getting active.
You can carry out your own analysis of the data via Active Lives Online, which is a reporting and analysis tool for the Active Lives Survey results. It is free and simple to access via site registration. It will enable you to view pre-defined survey results and undertake interactive analysis and comparison.