Skip to main content

The 2030 Vision

 

Young woman running

By 2030 the Surrey Health & Wellbeing Strategy will help to deliver the Community Vision for Surrey by:

  • Helping people in Surrey to lead healthy lives
  • Supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of people in Surrey
  • Supporting people in Surrey to fulfil their potential 

Helping people stay physically fit supports all parts of this over-arching goal and we are working to produce a Physical Activity Strategy for Surrey in spring 2021, with a suggested blueprint for action.

As part of the process we held a joint summit with Surrey's Public Health team and over 100 delegates in November 2020 to discuss working together in a 'whole system' approach to cut inactivity and obesity. View a recording of the keynote speakers from the event.

 

If you'd like to find out more about our approach, please contact Active Surrey’s Head of Strategic Relationships, Lawrie Baker.

The 2020 vision

The 2015-20 Surrey Physical Activity Strategy set the ambition for Surrey to be the most active county in England and reduce inactivity by 1% every year. Partners from a wide range of sectors worked to increase participation rates in the whole population, focusing on targeting inactivity in under-represented groups to reduce health inequalities.

Example
P A levels by borough. Shows Waverley most active, followed by Guildford & Surrey Heath. Spelthorne most inactive

Statistics released each October show that we are on course to get more people ‘active’ (150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week) and reduce those who are classed as inactive (less than 30 minutes).  Working with partners, our work has contributed to Surrey being consistently listed in the top 10 most active counties in England in the Active Lives Survey results from Sport England.

However, there are still too many residents who are not realising the huge benefits to their mental and physical wellbeing by moving more. This has huge implications, for our local schools, employers, social services and hospitals. There is still more work to be done to help people find their way to live longer, happier, more active lives.