2nd May 2024
Wesport to play crucial role in developing physical activity for health pathways

Wesport is set to play a significant role in how the health sector across England supports adults to develop a more active lifestyle.

It has been selected as one of 39 organisations that will help design and test possible solutions so that the health sector, together with physical activity providers, can support those living with, or at risk of, a long-term health condition.

Lisa Wood - Senior Manager leading on Health System engagement at Wesport says its a vital piece of work: 'we are excited to be involved in this national approach to supporting the development of physical activity pathways. We know there is so much potential to better embed opportunities to be active across our local Health System and we are keen to use this work to help drive change. This is an integral part of our role as an Active Partnership and we will continue to consult and engage relevant local partners as this develops.'

The Physical Activity for Health Pathways is an Active Partnerships National Organisation project. Move Consulting was selected by APNO to work in collaboration with them on this important project which seeks to develop pathways for physical activity in health and care systems. The project is funded by Sport England.

Annie Holden, Strategic Lead for Health from Active Partnerships National Organisation said:

“Currently, one in four of us is living with multiple long-term health conditions. That statistic is set to rise to two thirds of us aged over 65 by 2035. We know that our health care systems are under pressure, yet physical activity could help prevent up to 40% of these conditions. Furthermore, a more active lifestyle could help to manage more than 20 of the most common physical and mental health conditions.

Working with a broad range of organisations will really help us to create pathways that work locally and we’re looking forward to driving ahead with Move Consulting and its research partner, Coventry University.”

Want to stay informed?


Please contact Lisa Wood on Lisa.wood@wesport.org.uk  07796 937413 or sign up to our Wesport Partners Bulletin here for local updates and ways to be involved.


For more detail on the concept of Physical Activity for Health Pathways visit the Move Consulting website www.moveconsulting.co.uk/pathways

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To find out more about the collaboration between Move Consulting and the Active Partnerships National Organisation click here