SLC is hosting and facilitating a series of Virtual Think Tanks on public sector leisure provision, building on our heritage of hosting peer to peer knowledge sharing and transfer seminars for the leisure sector for over 10 years. Each week we will host a 90 minute session to explore key questions and challenges facing the sector. We will be exploring current issues and also looking ahead to the new ‘normal’ and how our sector can adapt and respond to take advantage of new opportunities within what is likely to be a long period of economic recovery. The theme for Thursday 9 April 3pm-4:30pm on Zoom is ‘Leisure Partnerships – managing the crisis and planning for the future’.
The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) facilitated an online Think Tank – Leisure Provision – Post Covid-19 on 2 April 2020. Facilitation was provided by Duncan Wood-Allum, Managing Director of SLC.
SLC will be hosting and facilitating a series of Virtual Think Tanks on public sector leisure provision, building on our heritage of hosting peer to peer knowledge sharing and transfer seminars for the leisure sector for over 10 years. Each week we will host a 90 minute session to explore key questions and challenges facing…
At SLC we’ve taken all the necessary steps to ensure our staff and clients are safe and that we take care of our associates, suppliers and partners. We are delighted they are reciprocating. We are focussed on continuing to deliver projects for our clients and where we can, offer wider support (or just a friendly…
Judith Schrenk, Research Consultant provides a short synopsis of the latest Marmot Report – The Marmot Review Ten Years On
In 2010, the British Government commissioned Professor Sir Michael Marmont to review health inequalities in the United Kingdom. The 2010 review concluded that the path to a sustainable improvement of equality was not policy focusing on healthcare systems, but rather an improvement in the social determinants of health.
On 9 October 2019, representatives from eight Local Authorities from across England participated in an engaging day of learning and knowledge sharing on ‘Optimising your Leisure Procurement’.
This Think Tank seminar, facilitated by SLC Directors David Rushton and Toby Kingsbury, provided a platform to share best practice approaches to procuring successful leisure partnerships…
On 19 September 2019, 11 Local Authorities and Organisations from across England participated in a day of learning and knowledge sharing with SLC’s Directors on ‘Optimising your Leisure Management Partnership’.
Guest speakers from SLC Strategic Partners Tillr and 4Global provided insight from the latest sector thinking.
Duncan Wood-Allum explains why there is no better time for local authorities to start taking a more strategic approach to planning their future sport, physical activity and leisure services.
Over the last five years in the midst of the most challenging financial cuts, there has been a great deal of learning across the sector and some local authorities have been having a big impact in the most difficult circumstances…
SLC’s David Rushton considers the impact of the 2017 European Court of Justice’s Ealing Case, Carillion’s collapse and an increasing political lobby to bring services back in house. Will this reverse the trend in leisure management outsourcing and result in more local authorities bringing services back in-house?
In her inaugural article, Is the Tide Turning?, Anna Lunn, Research Consultant at The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy, discusses the recent Sport England Active Lives Survey, highlighting where progress has been made, shifts in our activity behaviour and the persistent inequalities which remain.