CSP's evolve as major players in tackling inactivity
CSP's are evolving to be able to tackle at a local level the national challenge of inactivity. With just over a quarter of our population classed as inactive, doing less than 30 minutes of activity per week, it is clear we have a major problem. Our exact new role in reducing inactivity is still being finalised with Sport England our major funder, though it is clear that there will be a distinct focus on people and the place we live in, as well as developing a much wider range of relationships.
We will continue to be committed to encouraging great opportunities to be more active which are relevant to local circumstances. The shift to greater working with inactive populations is set to develop further, while at the same time we want to ensure support is available for the traditional and well established infrastructure of clubs and organisations.
Physical activity and sport will remain at the heart of what we do and we will seek to have a positive impact on important outcomes of physical and mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development.
Cornwall CSP Director Mike Thomas commented "Shifting our focus to work with inactive populations is a fundamental change in thinking, moving us beyond the impact of individual programmes to develop solutions that will work for whole populations. It's a huge challenge and one that has not been tackled previously, so we are excited at the prospect as we realise that there is a great deal of learning to be done as well"
A final decision on the exact role that CSPs will play at a local level for Sport England will be known by the end of September 2017.
We will keep everyone informed via our website, bulletin and social media.
Any question son the future role of CSPs should be directed to the Director, Mike Thomas.