Introducing Oxfordshire on the Move
Moving more makes so much difference to our health, wellbeing and quality of life – but far too many people in Oxfordshire don't have the opportunities they deserve to live an active life.
We need to work together more than ever before to help our most vulnerable residents move more. That's why, over the last 12 months, we've held discussions and workshops with more than 100 organisations, groups and individuals across Oxfordshire to co-create a collective framework for physical activity, known as Oxfordshire on the Move.
As part of this journey, we've created four ambitions together, and have now launched Oxfordshire on the Move as a new social movement for our county. Join us and help transform thousands of lives through physical activity!
Our collective ambitions
Why develop Oxfordshire on the Move?
- Everything is connected, change in one place needs changes elsewhere. The behaviours needed to increase physical activity cannot be addressed by individual programmes or organisations working alone, they need to be encouraged and supported in a joined-up way across the system. The YouMove and Move Together programmes show what can be done when many organisations work together.
- The need for collaborative, distributed leadership & the opportunity to begin to build a social movement – We will need the active support of leaders across sectors and at all levels to adopt collaborative approaches to leadership thinking beyond their own organisation.
- The benefits reach beyond physical activity too – When we adopt a system change approach to tackle inactivity, we can also contribute to other problems too - collectively creating a better place for everyone to live.
- Inactivity and inequalities are inextricably linked – The barriers created by social inequalities make it harder for people to be active. Furthermore, we know that being more active and engaging with sporting and other positive activities can improve well-being. If we are to fight inactivity, we need to tackle inequality
We now have more than 110 partners involved in Oxfordshire on the Move, across multiple sectors. Together with our partners we run a programme of workshops and events designed to connect organisations, work together towards our collective ambitions and increase activity levels where its needed most.
Please visit www.oxfordshireonthemove.org to find out about our upcoming events!
Cover image: The Plastic Goldfish Company