Help to shape the route to health and fitness for small businesses

  • 29 Sep 2021

A new consultation has been launched to help shape the future health and wellbeing in the workplace.

ukactive and Sport England have joined forces to understand what business is doing to support employees to be more active, in addition to exploring how to work more closely to improve the health of working adults.


A report on the research will provide employers, the physical activity sector, and the Government, with clear recommendations for supporting businesses to encourage activity among employees in order to improve workplace wellbeing.

ukactive and Sport England want voices and perspectives from businesses of all sizes to be well represented.

Often overlooked, the consultation will make sure that it understands the needs and support that SME’s, micro-businesses and business whose workforce are not office-based, require to support their employees to be a physically active work environment.


Alex Lucas, Senior Research Analyst at ukactive, said: “Supporting workplaces, especially smaller ones, on this journey is vital, and the best way to get there is to continue to capture evidence demonstrating what works, what doesn’t work, and what support is needed to expand physical activity opportunities.

“This consultation will provide this information in a tangible format to workplaces and relevant sectors, showing how businesses and the physical activity sector can work more effectively together to support the health of working adults in the UK.”

As well as a survey, the consultation will involve a series of focus groups with representatives from across the business landscape, as well as the physical activity sector.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means many workplaces are looking for new and innovative ways to support the physical and mental health of their staff.

The consultation survey is now available to complete here and closes on the 29 October. If you are an employer or HR manager of a business or a member of the fitness and leisure sector please have your say.



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