Active Dorset and Sport England Strategy

Our strategies set out how we intend to positively impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of residents both locally and across the UK.

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Our strategy

We are delighted to share our 2020–2025 strategy which sets out how we intend to positively impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of Dorset residents. Following consultation with a diverse range of partners, stakeholders and a cross section of individuals, our strategy sets out how increased physical activity can play a role in helping to achieve their hopes and ambitions.

A good deal of thought went into capturing what was important to many under represented groups as we know that very often their constituents are much less active than others, these will continue to be a focus for us.

We have seen that our greatest impact is often where we work with system partners to improve existing ways of working so that physical activity becomes embedded as business as usual and we aim to do more of this over the next period.

Our focus will remain on those who are the least active as that is where change can have the greatest positive effect. We will work and support our partners and stakeholders to use physical activity to achieve their priorities.

Sport England - Uniting the Movement

Sport England's current strategy is a 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

Sport England invest in 43 Active Partnerships that, between them, cover every part of England.

Each organisation in this network has a strong understanding of the needs and issues in their own area, with their focus being on inactive people and under-represented groups.

The strategy emphasis the importance of keeping movement, sport and activity central to the lives of everyone as we adapt and rebuild after the disruption caused by the cornavrins pandemic.

Sport England's 10 year vision 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. It seeks to tackle the inequalities we've long seen in sport and physical activity. Providing opportunities to people and communities that have traditionally been left behind, and helping to remove the barriers to activity, has never been more important.

Sport England have three key objectives:

  1. Advocating for movement, sport and physical activity
  2. Joining forces on five big issues
  3. Creating the catalysts for change

The strategy will focus on five big issues:

  1. Recover and Reinvent
  2. Connecting Communities
  3. Positive Experiences for Children and Young People
  4. Connecting with Health and Wellbeing
  5. Active Environments

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