Physical activity strategy for Surrey
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Join a Movement for Change

The Physical Activity Strategy ‘Movement for Change’ (click for the plain text version) is a high level plan that supports Surrey's Health & Wellbeing strategy . It encourages a new way of working to help everyone adopt a more active lifestyle, with a particular focus on those who need it most.

The strategy offers a blueprint which can be used to underpin the day to day programmes and actions that will make a difference to people's lives. It's been coproduced with residents, volunteers, community groups and professional across Surrey.

With your help, we can create a #MovementForChange in Surrey. 


Watch the launch event

See what the health, care, planning, leisure and other public / third sector professionals who attended the launch of Movement for Change experienced by viewing a recording of the event. The topics discussed included:

  • Introduction: about Movement for Change
  • Creating the foundations for an active lifestyle: managing young people's wellbeing and the role of physical activity
  • Tackling inequalities through stronger, more resilient communities: the importance of creating healthy, active communities and why this is a priority across Surrey
  • Creating active environments: the long term vision for a greener county with active lifestyles at the heart of future transport and infrastructure planning
  • Building a stronger link between physical activity and health: panel discussion on the opportunities for health professionals
  • Creating a Movement for Change: how all of us can work to create a positive change for residents using a whole system approach 


graph from the Surrey trends spreadsheet, showing activity levels

Physical activity trends in Surrey - Active Lives

Twice a year Sport England publish their Active Lives report, a snapshot of how active over 150,000 of us across the nation have been in the previous period.  

Using this data, we drill down to get activity level trends across Surrey which are available for download.



 A note on the 2030 Community Vision for Surrey

A note on the 2030 Community Vision for Surrey

By 2030 the Surrey Health & Wellbeing Strategy - of which Movement for Change forms a part - 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 

We know that being active is one of the single most effective and sustainable ways to achieve the Vision for Surrey.  From better mental and physical health to social cohesion and a greener future, movement benefits us from the day we are born to old age.