Posted: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 09:50
We are delighted that our partnership working with Our Dorset Integrated Care System has been recognised and featured as a case study in the newly released Sport England Strategy - Uniting the Movement (see page 31 of Sport England's strategy).
Since receiving investment from Sport England's Active Ageing fund, specifically designed for reducing inactivity in older adults, we have been working closely with the Dorset Integrated Care System, taking a 'whole-system' approach to embedding physical activity within healthcare settings. This work has ensured that advice and support to increase physical activity to become more widely available, such as in GP surgeries and healthcare pathways, helping to reduce demand on the health and care system across Dorset.
Healthcare professionals have also been trained through the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, to ensure they feel comfortable to have conversations with patients about moving more in a way that works for them.
Charlie Coward, Active Dorset Deputy Chief Executive, commented "We are very proud to have this work recognised in Sport England's new strategy, these achievements could not have been possible without partnership working and shared objectives. It is great to have our healthcare partners advocating the benefits of physical activity and we look forward to continuing our work in this sector."
Sport England's 10 year vision 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.
We look forward to continue working with Sport England to deliver their new strategy. We would like to unite this movement across BCP and Dorset by working with you to build a strategic approach to supporting more people to be more active across BCP and Dorset. At the heart of this is a desire to make it easy for all of us, especially those facing inequalities, to move more, giving us a greater chance to live more years in better health. Have your say here.