A key aspect of the local pilot is to speak, and more importantly listen, with communities across Greater Manchester to understand what systemic barriers are affecting their activity levels. We know that an individual's activity level is determined by so much more than willpower or motivation. Rather, activity levels are determined by the complex system that a community or individual lives, works and socialises within.
GM Moving has embraced the opportunity to develop a different relationship with the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE), local people and communities within Greater Manchester. Our aim is to collectively reimagine engagement, leading to effective sustainable co-design and co-production owned by a diverse range of voices.
In January 2019 10GM partnered with GM Moving and the Local Pilot teams to ensure:
Taking learning from the Covid-19 pandemic, engagement with the VCSE sector, communities, and local people will continue to be a vital part of the local pilot work. The evaluation of the local pilot has highlighted the continued importance of meaningful engagement with the VCSE sector and the gaps that still exist, particularly in relation to inequality.
As part of our ongoing commitment to meaningful engagement we are: