“Working together to tackle inequalities and increase sports and physical activity levels” 

On 16 June 2022 over 100 delegates attended the Kent and Medway Everyday Active Conference. The event brought together partners from local authorities, leisure trusts, the health sector, charities and community organisations to discuss how to work together to tackle inequalities and increase sport and physical activity levels.

The conference presented an opportunity for Active Kent and Medway (formerly Kent Sport), to launch its new brand.

During the event, delegates heard from Kate Dale, Strategic Lead for Campaigns at Sport England. Kate provided insight on the hugely successful national This Girl Can campaign, including future plans for the campaign to encourage women and girls to become more active and overcome the fear of judgement. Lucie Hooper from NHS England and NHS Improvement South East provided an overview of the health strategy at a local level, and how physical activity fits into the picture.

The conference also welcomed representatives from successful community projects across the county to take part in a Q&A session with conference host Rob Smith, former BBC South East presenter. The guests fielded questions from the delegates and explained the positive impact, as well as lessons learned, from the growing relationship between the physical activity, health and community sectors.

The opportunity for people working across the county, to meet, exchange ideas and create new connections for future collaboration was warmly received…

“I loved the carousel idea and being able to speak with everyone, ask questions and learn from each other”

“I really enjoyed listening to all the keynote speakers and finding out about what they can offer. I thought it was an excellent opportunity to network.”

You can find out more about the organisations who took part in the Sharing Stories sessions and Case Study Carousel by clicking on the tiles below.

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