A key GM Moving priority is to work and lead alongside others in Greater Manchester to dismantle deep-rooted spatial, demographic and socio-economic inequalities which stand in the way of a good and active life for all.
“This is the time for bold thinking and brave action, this is the time for an essential pivot towards a new way of doing things that puts tackling inequality at its heart, this is the time to take Greater Manchester to the next level, a place with good lives for all.” Kate Pickett, Chair of the Greater Manchester Independent Inequalities Commission. The Next Level - Good Lives for All In Greater Manchester, March 2021
Supporting people to move more is key to social and economic inclusion.
It is equally apparent that we cannot achieve our mission of Active Lives for all, unless Greater Manchester pulls together to build back fairer as a whole, integrated system. We will always be working in conditions that fight against active lives for all, unless we work together to tackle the big challenges in place to include, structural and systemic inequality, poor physical and mental health, an environmental crisis, and at the time of writing a global pandemic.
There is a clear correlation between inactivity rates in Greater Manchester and the wider determinants of health. The way we cultivate our places, economy, transport, health and care, decision-making structures, community and voluntary sector is key to achieving active lives for all.
GM Moving can make an essential contribution within the Greater Manchester system to how we build back fairer to enable good lives for all, to include taking a preventative approach to address inactivity and inequality locally.