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Health and Wellbeing

We're part of the North West Leicestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership - a network of partners and agencies across the district who aim to improve the health of residents, and all the work we do is underpinned by the North West Leicestershire Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

We support, a programme of events designed to bring healthy choices into local communities.

Why not get fit and stay healthy by running your own allotment? Find out how to get an allotment from us.  

Run a business? Want to get your workmates fitter? 

If you are a local business and you'd like to find out more about how we can help support the health and wellbeing of your employees, then please have a look at our Fit for Business scheme.

Why do we need to increase levels of physical activity?

The purpose of The North West Leicestershire Physical Activity team is to improve the health of residents by increasing physical activity opportunities.

The Active Peoples survey interviewed 350,000 people nationally in 2016, as part of this survey a number of things were highlighted. 

  • In North West Leicestershire only 34.7% took part in 1 session a week. For Leicestershire as a whole 39.2% are active which is an increase on previous years results.
  • 54% of people living in North West Leicestershire took part in NO active participation during the last 28 days.
  • In Leicestershire 37.8% of adults were classifield as overweight and 19.6% of adults were classes as obese (JSNA, 2016).

If you're interested in becoming more physically active please contact us on:

Emma Knight: Health and Wellbeing Team Leader -  or 01530 454835

Chris Mawbey: Health and Wellbeing Officer -  or 01530 454785

Caren Godsell: Wellbeing Development Officer -  or 01530 454785

Georgia James: Health and Wellbeing Development Officer -  or 01530 454735

Tom Bodle: Health and Wellbeing Development Officer -  or 01530 454735

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North West Leicestershire School Sports Partnership

The NWLSSP works with and on behalf of its member schools to develop high quality PE, school sport and physical activity for all pupils within its schools. For more information please visit here.

Last updated: Mon 9 May, 2022 @ 11:23