BARONESS Tanni Grey-Thompson has been announced as the new independent chair of ukactive – and has set out a vision for an active Britain for all.
Her clear objectives to drive the organisation’s campaign to get Britain more active to the heart of future government policy include:
· For the government to have created a long-term, cross-department strategy for the establishment of physical activity best practice across all public bodies.
· For the existing work of the physical activity sector to be recognised by government as a key driver of health and wellbeing for the nation.
· For physical activity to be a top-tier priority for Public Health England, and for preventative health, led by activity policy, to be a key priority for the Department of Health.
She said: “For too long, physical activity has been – in the government’s eyes – the poor cousin of sport and overshadowed by obesity.
The work of ukactive up until this point has thrown into stark relief the fact that inactivity is a killer, and inaction on this issue is no longer an option.
“What we have set out will provide the base for the next five years of campaigning, lobbying and encouraging government and its executives to ensure that we turn good rhetoric into real action in order to turn the tide of inactivity and get every part of our society moving again.”
Go backPosted on 28th April 2015