“Our vision is to tackle the issues of inactivity in Essex head on and for our county to become a beacon for best practice in reducing inactivity.”

The Essex Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) is a once in a generation opportunity to make a difference to the people of Essex, addressing the high levels of inactivity in our most deprived communities.

Essex was chosen by Sport England at the end of 2017 as one of 12 areas in England to undertake this ground breaking work because of the range of significant problems and opportunities which exist in our county.

This is transformational change and during 2018 we have been finding out the strengths and weaknesses of different systems that impact on individuals and communities in Essex.

Our priority is focus on using physical activity to tackle the worst social and health inequalities.

The three outcomes for the Essex LDP are to:

  • Increase physical activity, in particular targeting people who currently do under 30 minutes physical activity per week and who live in the most deprived communities.
  • Achieve wider social and economic outcomes e.g. stronger, healthier, cohesive communities and improved equality
  • Achieve transformational change – a shared vision among system leaders, realignment of system budgets and using robust evidence that enables us to replicate success at scale

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