Fighting inactivity and tackling inequality in 2023: Active Oxfordshire

Fighting inactivity and tackling inequality in 2023: Active Oxfordshire

Posted: Mon, 9 Jan 2023 15:59

Fighting inactivity and tackling inequality in 2023: Active Oxfordshire

2022 was a busy year for us. We worked with more than 85 partners and reached over 6,000 people, helping them to improve their health, wellbeing and life chances through physical activity. There's a lot to look forward to in 2023 as we continue our quest to increase activity levels, challenge health inequalities and create a happier, healthier and more active Oxfordshire.

So, what's in store? In this blog, we're highlighting three areas that we really want you to know about!

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: join our peer-to-peer support group!

This year, strengthened by our growing team and joint responsibility and accountability across the organisation, we have lots of progress we want to make so that physical activity is truly accessible across Oxfordshire.

In 2023 we aim to reconnect with our existing partners and engage with new partners through a peer-to-peer support group for Oxfordshire. We'd love to see people from all levels of an organisation to come together to learn, share and collaborate on their organisation's equity, diversity and inclusion journeys. Alongside this, we intend to keep on giving a platform for groups without a voice through our communications as well as challenging the traditional systems which make it harder for people to access funding, space and equipment to be more active.

To find out more about our peer to peer EDI group, reach out to either harmymattu@activeoxfordshire.org (Equity and Engagement Manager) or phoebe.gibbons@activeoxfordshire.org (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator).

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Join our Active Oxfordshire team!

We're really excited to announce two new job vacancies that will shortly be coming up at Active Oxfordshire. We're a friendly, driven and high performing team making a real difference to Oxfordshire's health and wellbeing – and we'd love you to join us!

Access Sport Oxfordshire Managermaternity cover: Hayley Sanders, Access Sport Oxfordshire Manager, will be heading off on maternity leave soon and we're looking for someone to keep her seat warm! For an informal conversation about the role, please email hayleysanders@activeoxfordshire.org

Communications & Events Co-ordinator: This is a fantastic role within our Communications & Engagement team. We are looking for someone topromote the work that we do by creating engaging content including blogs, press releases, newsletters and web content, as well as taking a lead on organising engagement events. To find out more & register early interest, please email helenmariner@activeoxfordshire.org.

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Oxfordshire on the Move

We were delighted to have worked with more than 70 organisations in 2022 to co-develop a new social movement for physical activity, known as Oxfordshire on the Move. Through a range of workshops and events, we've agreed four main ambitions that are set to transform thousands of lives by helping people move more. Check out this video explaining the context so far.

The next stage is to bring everyone together again on Wednesday 8th February to launch Oxfordshire on the Move across the county! Sign up for our Oxfordshire on the Move launch event today!

If you'd like to know any more about these areas, or any of the other work we do, please email helenmariner@activeoxfordshire.org.

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