Time for Solutions

In the lead up to the budget spending review, yet again, the sport, physical activity and wellbeing sectors have sought to influence national government and ask for more resources. There have been some genuine attempts at collaboration and disappointingly, some have sought to steal the march on the others and…

Leisure Services Delivery Guidance Published

Sport England has published the long-awaited Leisure Services Delivery Guidance which was developed and authored by SLC over the last two years. The guidance has been developed in consultation with a number of sector partners including; local authorities, LGA, CLOA, CLUK, The Activity Alliance, leisure operating partners, leisure consultants, and…

It’s the Environment, Stupid.

As various sector bodies try to lobby government for funding support, we’ve been surprised at the approaches taken given some of the geopolitical issues being faced by the UK – the biggest of all which is climate change. We did find it rather frustrating that Swim England’s recent launch of…

We’re hiring

SLC is the UK’s leading strategic adviser for public sector leisure, physical activity, sport and wellbeing. We have an unrivalled track record of delivery with core cities, major metropolitan councils and local authorities supporting service transformation and investment. As part of our exciting plans for growth, we’re looking for the highest calibre professionals at Research Consultant, Consultant and Senior Consultant level to further enhance our exceptional team.

Twelve new realities

In some local authorities, leisure services have been off the corporate radar due to them operating at a surplus and not presenting any significant problems or budget decisions. COVID-19 has resulted in those authorities having to provide financial support for the first time in years. SLC is working hard with its local authority clients and strategic partners to respond positively to the challenges being faced. We have developed our take on what we are calling the ‘Twelve new realities’ in what is a constantly evolving environment.

Sport England National Leisure Recovery Fund

Sport England opened the National Leisure Recovery Fund in December 2020, with the aim of supporting the reopening and recovery of public sector leisure facilities. A total of £100M has been distributed to 266 local authorities across England, funded by the Government and administered by Sport England.
SLC is proud to have supported a significant number of our clients in receiving £ millions of funding support.