A refresh of GM Moving is planned for 2021. We need to refresh, refocus, re-energise and adapt our collective approach in the context of the pandemic, inequalities and for the long term future.
We are having conversations and talking to partners across the Greater Manchester system about what matters to them and we want everyone to have the opportunity to contribute. We would like your help in shaping our GM Moving strategy for the next decade.
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We would love to hear your thoughts, hopes, ideas and ambitions as to how we can develop a strategy that supports children and young people to be more physically active in the next decade.
We'd love your help to spread the conversation far and wide across Greater Manchester and to feedback what you are hearing to help grow the movement and shape the future strategy. We have therefore created a downloadable Engagement Toolkit with a slide deck, key questions, and some tips for hosting conversations. We will continue to add to this as we go so do get in touch if there are any specific resources you'd find helpful to support your conversations.
This short (15 minute) video from our Strategic Director Eve Holt, explains where we are now (January 2021) and our plans moving forward to shape the GM Moving strategy for the next decade.
When the GM Moving Plan was launched in 2017, there was a commitment to a refresh in 2021 to help keep guiding us on our journey to the 2025 ambition. As we have collectively worked to engage people in active lives over the past 3 years, we have been on a continual learning journey; evaluating and gaining a better understanding of how change happens in complex systems. We are learning more about why and how we need to lead together, to keep growing a movement and enable more people to live active lives.
In summer 2020, we paused to look back, learn, and vision the future of GM Moving. The look forward is in the context of the ongoing Sport England Strategy engagement, the GM Covid Recovery and Resilience Plan, the emerging national strategy, the emerging Population Health Plan and Greater Manchester Strategy.
In August, the GM Moving Executive Group started engagement with system-wide partners to shape thinking for this GM Moving refresh. Conversations are continuing across the system, and emerging evaluation findings are helping to consider the art of the possible for the future.
There are strengths in the approach of the past three years. We have much to build on:
There is also a need to consider where we haven’t made as much collective progress as we would have hoped, and of course, to confront the realities of the pandemic and the impact it is having.
The purpose of this refresh is to refocus and re-energise, ensuring greater and more diverse engagement in active lives; across GM, localities and neighbourhoods.
There is a need to reposition GM Moving in the new national, regional and local context to ensure that together we keep creating the conditions for the movement to grow.
It is also about confronting the realities of where we have gaps, challenges, blockages and barriers to change.
Key to the next chapter in the GM Moving story are the following priorities:
Together we need to:
People own what they create. The journey to develop GM Moving in Action is as important as the tangible output of the process. Together, we will develop GM Moving in Action that provides information, shares learning, provides assets and tools for people across GM to lead GM Moving where they are.