LGA responds to 'We are Undefeatable' campaign

“Across the country, councils are developing exciting and innovative programmes to encourage older people, including those with long-term conditions and disabilities, to access physical activity."


Man running in the park

Responding to the ‘We are Undefeatable’ campaign, launched by Sport England and leading health and social care charities, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, said:

“Across the country, councils are developing exciting and innovative programmes to encourage older people, including those with long-term conditions and disabilities, to access physical activity.

“Council services, such as leisure centres and parks, have a key role to play in helping people with long-term conditions keep active and well.

“They also help to reduce NHS and social care spending, prevent loneliness and improve health and wellbeing.

“Councils want to continue providing their residents with inclusive facilities to stay active. It is vital that the Government uses the upcoming Spending Round to give councils financial certainty so they can plan for the future and meet the needs of their residents.”