The population of Essex is ageing.
People are living longer with more complex needs and health and social care organisations need to think differently about how to manage this growing demand.
As people grow older the risk of developing health complaints and long-term health conditions increases; yet many older people in Essex are inactive, increasing this risk even further.
Each community in Essex offers a wealth of assets, activities and opportunities for people to connect and engage with.
However, those with additional needs often feel excluded from their local community and become isolated or increasingly dependent on their loved ones.
We know that sport and physical activity brings people and local communities together.
It creates focus and has the power to generate networks, friendships, improve confidence and promote a healthy lifestyle, both in terms of cardio-vascular health, but also diet and nutrition.