Active Partnerships are working with physical activity specialist Move Consulting to unlock greater consistency in the delivery of high-quality physical activity pathways to support people’s health and wellbeing.
Annie Holden, Strategic Lead for Health for the Active Partnerships National Team said:
“We are delighted that 12 Active Partnerships and the national team will be working with Move Consulting on this important piece of work. It is well documented that Physical inactivity is one of the leading risk factors for long-term health conditions and death worldwide, but we need to create sharing of common practice in order to identify the fundamental design characteristics and practices for physical activity pathways. If we can create a framework of common practice and the supporting tools and resources to deliver high quality interventions and support, that can in turn help more people to move more often and help improve their health and wellbeing.”
Elaine McNish, Director at Move Consulting said:
“We are referring to these types of pathways as ‘Physical Activity for Health Pathways’, an innovation which hopes to reflect the changing physical activity landscape over the last 10 years and encompassing a widened remit and diversity to the type of services that are being delivered at a local level.”
The initial phase of the project will run up until April 2023, thanks to funding from the Live Longer Better (LLB) movement, through the LLB Active Partnerships and our national team.
The project will include the delivery of a focused, placed based consultation with health and physical activity stakeholders, and wider review of existing practices across the 12 Active Partnerships across England to understand the current state of play relating to the delivery of physical activity pathways.
The consultation and review will help identify a clear picture of the environment, conditions, and practices that professionals and providers are employing, as well as highlighting the core design characteristics, common practice and challenges faced by professionals and providers.
Using the insight generated, and through engaging with wider national partners we aim to build a Physical Activity Framework outlining the common practices, tools, and resources available to support in the development and delivery of Physical Activity for Health Pathways. We believe this will provide much needed support to relieve the pressures on health and social care by achieving greater efficiencies in the delivery of consistently high-quality services and experiences for people with long-term health conditions and chronic diseases, when becoming more active.
More information will be shared about this project and future stages of development in due course.
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