Thanet Inactivity Consultation page

Sport England 'Active Ageing Fund'

Thanet council Sports Development team is conducting a survey to understand the behaviours and barriers that prevent residents aged 55 and over engaging in Sport and Physical activity. Currently across the UK, 42% of people aged 55 and over are inactive compared to 39% of the adult population.  

Inactivity is defined as someone who, over the course of the week, does less than 30 mins moderate Physical activity.  This can be for a range of reasons, not necessarily directly connected to age and physical ability.  It can be work, greater family commitments and caring commitments or even social attitudes about the 'right time' to start getting active.

We are keen to engage with residents and local organisations who may work or be involved with residents aged 55 and over to gain your insight and feedback to help us shape our services and lobbying for external funding to help promote and develop an active Thanet.


Why we need to tackle Inactivity?

We know that many of the leading causes of ill health could be prevented if people were to play more sport and increase their overall levels of physical activity

Around one in two women and a third of all men in England are damaging their health through a lack of physical activity.

It is an unsustainable situation, and one that is costing an estimated £7.4bn a year. If current trends continue, the burden of health and social care will destabilise public services, and take a real toll on quality of life for individuals and communities.


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Please take five minutes to complete the below survey.

Your valued contribution will help us in tackling inactivity.


Please 'Click here' for the online survey link