The Story of our Journey 2021 - 2022
This has been a year like no other where physical activity has been playing its part in tackling the impact of the pandemic and helping Cornwall to recover.
Together, with you, we have been building back better to support those people who have experienced some of the greatest challenges. By working in partnership with communities and trusted local organisations, building on what works and ensuring they have what they need, thousands of people have been helped to return to activity.
Alongside this, we have seen a significant injection of investment into physical activity from national and local sources, a change in leadership and hosting arrangements at Active Cornwall and the introduction of ‘Uniting the Movement’ a new long-term strategy with a revised future role for Active Partnerships…phew!
We’d like to take a moment to share with you some of the outstanding value delivered by our partners this year
Highlighting the value we have created together...
Children who are more active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of others. They are also more likely to achieve higher attainment levels and be of a healthy weight. While the current system works for many children, it doesn’t work for everyone. Some don’t have the same opportunities to be active, so they deserve extra support.
The Healthy Movers programme has been
targeted at supporting children aged 3, 4
and 5 within early years settings within
17 neighbourhoods of high areas of
deprivation across Cornwall. The aim is to
ensure the gap in early years development
is addressed through physical literacy and
children that need it most can start or return
to play, and are more prepared to start
Download the Physical Literacy in Early Years Summary
Visit the Healthy Movers web pages.
Through the programme we support the ‘triple inequalities’ that are experienced by more than 15,000 young people in Cornwall during main school holidays:
- Poor diet
- Low levels of physical activity
- High levels of social isolation
Download T2M Holiday Programme Summary
Visit the T2M Holiday Programme web pages.
The Tackling Inequalities (TF) Funding [now called Together Fund] in Cornwall aimed to support people from Lower Socio-Economic Groups (LSEG) and those with Long Term Health Conditions (LTC) in target communities to increase physical activity levels. We did this by working with social prescribers and other organisations.
Visit the Together Fund web pages.
The Better Years programme was designed to tackle issues such as loneliness, isolation, lack of confidence, financial constraints, and reduction in the amount of physical activity opportunities faced by some older adults in Cornwall.
Download the Better Years Summary
The programme was designed to support new mums who were less likely to engage in physical activity post-partum, effecting their mental, emotional and physical health. We supported through:
- Digital signposting
Download the Supporting New Families-UPDATED Summary
Visit the Early Years and Families web pages.
The Active Partnership network collectively shapes a yearly partner survey to gather data and insight into our relationship with partners over the last 12 months.
We sent our survey out to 70 key partners across Cornwall, to gather their thought on our work and how we could improve.
Download the 2021 Key Partner Survey Summary
We are really focusing on the transformation of our operation to better support the priorities identified by Cornwall and to deliver enhanced support for all our system partners. Top notch leadership and governance will provide the foundation for our new role as the leading advocate for physical activity and the catalyst for change in the systems that lead to specific inequalities. We will be joining forces on the big issues across education, health, communities and active environments to help deliver vibrant, safe, supportive communities and ensure that Cornwall is a brilliant place to be a child and grow up.
Tell us what you think
Tell us what it has been like for you working with us at Active Cornwall over the past year.