Thanks to the great work of County Sports Partnerships, all our partners and supporters, with your support we've raised the profile for physical activity at work and independent research from Loughborough University has helped to build the evidence base. Together we have helped over 75,000 employees from thousands of workplaces across England to move more and to take on the challenge of adding more activity in and around the working day.
On 7th October Workplace Challenge ended and CSP Network is now focusing on a new model for workplace physical activity, based around a hub with tools to help employers and particularly champions to tackle inactivity.
So, what do we know?
- Inactivity has a huge impact on the health of individuals, on business and the economy
- Physical activity has the potential to combat over 20 diseases, reduce the risk of depression, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and boost morale
- More employees need the opportunity to move more in and around the working day #everyminutecounts #sitless #movemore
- More employers need to provide flexible working practices, create a culture where active working is the norm and empower employees to move more
- A new approach is required to tackle inactivity in workplaces
New model for workplace physical activity:
We're busy planning a new partnership approach for active working and the foundations of our new model will be ready later in October. The new model aims to enable champions to drive culture change and help employees to move more with tools and resources available to employers through a new hub and expert help and advice to get your workplace moving. Some of the things we're working on include:
- A workplace physical activity charter/ accreditation
- Employer needs assessment tool
- Employee needs analysis survey
- Champion training seminars
The main change is that we're moving from an employee facing programme to a new model that provides employers with inspiration, tools and expert help to tackle inactivity. As part of this change we will no longer directly provide an activity tracking and challenge function for employees.
We will be having a short pause whilst we finalise plans for the new model for workplace physical activity. We would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with partners - some opportunities for collaboration are outlined below:
- Raising the profile, influencing employers and advancing the cause of active working
- Evidence based solutions to help employers to tackle inactivity
- Building the evidence base and business case for active working
Please contact Andrew Watson if you would to discuss our planned new model for workplace physical activity on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07739 657732. Let’s work together to make active working the norm!