Meeting of minds will help get Gloucestershire more active

A quarter of people in the county aren't moving enough each day. Active Gloucestershire is bringing together change makers from across the county to help boost energy and enthusiasm for activity.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
In Gloucestershire, almost a quarter of people are not active. It's a statistic Active Gloucestershire wants to improve.

Almost a quarter of people in the county aren't active - a statistic that Active Gloucestershire wants to improve by bringing organisations, communities and individuals together to help. 

On Friday 9 September 2022, We Can Move is running an event hosted by Active Gloucestershire in Charlton Kings in Cheltenham to hear from speakers in nine key areas.

Starting at 10am and running to 4pm, topics will span active travel to post-pandemic funding as well as looking at how to take collective action towards an inclusive, active county.

Active Gloucestershire communications manager, Lizzie Homer, said: 'By working together, we want to remove any barriers and support people to get active for not only their physical health but their mental health too. This event aims to brings people together to help make that vision a reality.'

The event is open to anyone in Gloucestershire who supports others to get active, such as those who write the county's policies, funders, community groups, activity providers and key individuals who can support people to get moving.

Made up of nine sessions with three in the morning, three around midday and three in the afternoon, attendees can attend one session in each slot. 

The 11am sessions include the post-pandemic funding landscape for physical activity in Gloucestershire; exploring how bottom up consortia and plans can work best for residents and help build community capacity for the long term; or how to integrate physical activity and moving more into existing provisions or services and why it matters so much.

The 12.10pm sessions feature the past, present and future of active travel; how playful practice can improve the physical and mental health of young people; or creative and collaborative approaches to active ageing and ageing well.

And the 2pm slots discuss taking collective action towards an inclusive, active county; building up the health and wellbeing of the community through untapped potential; or what can be learned from different approaches to commissioning.

Doors open at 9.30am and the event starts at 10am at DoubleTree by Hilton on Cirencester Road in Charlton Kings, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Due to limited numbers, Active Gloucestershire asks for no more than three attendees per organisation, unless it's a large organisation with multiple teams, such as the NHS. To register for the event, visit We Can Move.

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