Put simply, the pivot to active wellbeing means frequent and meaningful community engagement to co-design services; re-imagining leisure facilities into community hubs for wellbeing; maximizing the use of green and blue spaces; and seeking every opportunity to build movement into the everyday lives of residents.

There are opportunities for every audience across the life course – start well, live well and age well; and services designed to bring people together. Catering for those experiencing inequalities is embedded in the core purpose of pivot to active wellbeing.

Achieving this requires a whole system approach, collaboration, and distributed leadership which empowers anyone to get involved and play their part.

We work alongside local authorities and system partners to explore how they can pivot their leisure services into an active wellbeing service to deliver long term outcomes and significant benefits including taking pressure off health and adult and social care services.

We have been working within Greater Manchester Combined Authorities on the ‘A Moment to Pivot’ Programme since 2020 which has been supported by Sport England, Greatersport and GM Active. This pioneering work has now influenced national policy through the Sport England Future of Public Leisure Report (Dec 2022)

SLC is currently supporting a number of Councils in exploring how they can pivot their traditional leisure services to active wellbeing services in Greater Manchester including Wigan and Bury. Please read GM Moving’s blog about the Pivot to Active Wellbeing Programme here.

If you would like to discuss how we can support your Council / system partners in exploring the pivot to active wellbeing, please get in touch.

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