Sport England have been working with key stakeholders in the sector and today published a report on the current state of the public leisure and how it should evolve to continue providing vital service that help people stay active.
The report provides a coordinated shared national vison as the sector looks to transition from delivering the traditional offer of public leisure services to a wider focus on active wellbeing, which will do more to create healthier and more active communities
This vision would create a closer relationship between health and leisure, built on social prescribing, co-location of services and the delivery of preventative activity opportunities – providing users with convenient places and ways to be active, located in close proximity to other health and social care services and facilities.
Co-location of facilities maximises the impact and value for money of these services and forms a key part of the 20-minute neighbourhood concept.
The report provides an overview of the current landscape and outlines a model that will enable the sector to create a more sustainable future for the public leisure services.
To read the full Sport England press release visit https://www.sportengland.org/news/public-sector-leisure-set-transition-active-wellbeing-focus
Full Report 'The Future of Public Sector Leisure’