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Text: A guide to the emergency insourcing of leisure services

A guide to the emergency insourcing of leisure services

This guide has been written to help councils in an emergency position mobilise their leisure service. It is not intended to instruct or encourage councils to bring leisure services back in-house but instead provides appropriate tools and considerations to support the process. Councils are advised to take their own due diligence to evaluate their individual options. The guide is correct as of June 2021.

Active people, healthy places

Active people, healthy places

The aim of this report is to share good practice and help decision-makers consider how their council can deliver on this agenda in the best way for local people and communities.

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Harnessing culture and sport to deliver social prescribing and improve health outcomes

Harnessing innovation and the wealth of culture and leisure related social prescribing initiatives already being run will be crucial to meet the challenges facing communities and councils.

Identifying additional financing options for public sport and leisure services

This guide seeks to highlight additional financing options to help sustain the sector and showcases learning from a number of councils who are already doing this.

LGA/Sport England: Leadership Essentials for Sport Survey

Leadership Essentials Sport impact report

The LGA undertook research amongst councillors who attended the Leadership Essentials Sport events, which were organised in partnership with Sport England. The findings show an overwhelmingly positive response from those attending.

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Reaching the less active: A guide for public sport and leisure services

Significant research shows that the most effective preventative measure for ill health and wellbeing is being active. Yet despite the evidence, the level of physical inactivity in England is continuing. This guide focuses on the public sport and leisure sector’s role in getting the less active more active.

Securing the future of public sport and leisure services

The LGA alongside the Association for Public Services Excellence (ASPE), and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) consulted with over 250 councils and a wide range of stakeholders to seek their views on what needs to change so that public sport and leisure services can operate sustainably and deliver the best outcomes for communities.

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Sport and leisure: promoting health and wellbeing through public services

This guide looks at the contribution public sport and leisure services make to promoting health and wellbeing to encourage communities to be active and how this can be achieved through working with a range of partners.

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Supporting community ownership of leisure and sports assets

This guide considers the powerful benefits of community-owned leisure and sport assets offers to communities and councils. The national policy direction has been set. But what does this mean for communities and councils and how can the benefits be maximised for all?

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Transforming the delivery of sport and physical activity in local communities

This publication reviews the Leadership Essentials programme for cabinet members/portfolio holders with responsibility for sport and physical activity.

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