Hayley Lever is the Strategy Manager for GM Moving; the whole system approach to addressing inactivity and engaging people in physical activity and sport.
Greater Manchester has the ambitious aim to enable 75% of people in Manchester to be active or fairly active by 2025. With the leadership and commitment of everyone from their elected Mayor, Andy Burnham, and the whole system galvanising behind GM Moving, the city region is on an exciting journey of transformational change.
With a long history of working collaboratively, Greater Manchester leaders have embedded physical activity and prevention at the heart of the reform and devolution agenda, and are making significant progress towards their shared aims; working across the life-course to support and enable active lives. This will ensure that physical activity plays it’s full part in healthier, happier, more successful lives of Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million people.
Walking and cycling will play a critical role in delivering the ambitions of GM Moving and Chris Boardman’s 15 point plan, Made to Move.
Greater Manchester partners are collectively enabling a movement to enable walking and cycling as a normal part of everyday life.
Hayley will share the plans, the progress, the learning and the challenges from their journey so far.
Hayley Lever has been leading GM Moving since April 2017, following a move from her role as Director of Derbyshire Sport. Her 25 year career in physical activity, sport and community development, local government policy and social enterprise leadership give her wide ranging experience on this agenda. Her passion and energy for this work is stronger than ever, as in Greater Manchester and nationally, we reaching a tipping point in our mission to highlight and address the challenges of inactivity.