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Our Social Impact 2022/2023 

Tees Active has operated as a non-profit-distributing social enterprise since 2004. Fast approaching the 20th year anniversary we’re proud to have maintained our commitment to educate and empower communities to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. To ensure we provide the most sustainable and effective community services across our sites, we review our performance in an annual Social Impact Report. This enables us to celebrate our achievements, gain a tangible record of our environmentally conscious transformations and direct resources and support to areas that require it most.

Take a look below at an overview of Tees Active’s Social Impact from April 1st 2022 to March 31st 2023

Community Engagement

Tees Active facilities attracted 1,967,095 visits, this includes 20,496 children under the age of three who swam for free in our swimming pools, 8,400 water babies and 2,500 children who attended swimming lessons. We also supported 603 Looked After Children to receive memberships, 357 ice skaters to receive certificates recognising their accomplishments and worked in partnership with Tees Vision Connect to deliver weekly indoor bowls and gym sessions for blind and partially sighted participants.

Social Value

Tees Active’s total Social Value was calculated at £11.5 million, that’s a 25% increase from £9.2 million in the previous year. This figure highlights the impact of physical activity on mental health, physical wellbeing and community development. UK Health Stats show that every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity generates nearly £4 for England’s economy and society.

Helping Our Community Stay Active!

Our initiatives such as SWIMTAG help to inspire our communities to take part in physical activities. Last year, SWIMTAG users swam over 16,000 kilometres which is further than swimming from Teesside to the Great Barrier Reef and burned a total of 5,580,678 calories, the equivalent of over 30,000 Cadbury’s Crème Eggs!

We also received more than 2000 referrals to the Weight Management and Health scheme, supported the Community Integrated Care Centre which assists adults with learning difficulties and achieved Dementia Friendly status as provided by the Alzheimer’s Society. This enables everybody in our community can lead a healthy lifestyle no matter their age, background or ability.

Events

We work closely with Partners to attract, organise and deliver successful events across our venues. These events ultimately increase the profile and reputation of Stockton-on-Tees as a vibrant and attractive location to live and visit. This includes:

Care Home Legends
North East Figure Skating Championships
UK Premiere League Canoe Slalom Races
Girls United

Economy & Environment

We are determined to improve the local environment by operating our facilities in a way that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. Some of our steps to achieving sustainability include:

  • Installing Voltage Optimisers in IB Leisure and upgrading the Voltage Optimisers at Billingham Forum to improve sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint.
  • Reduced gas consumption by 16% across all of our venues
  • Reduced water usage by 5% across all of our venues
  • Reduced Carbon Emissions by 13% across all of our venues
  • Recycled 3.5 tonnes of waste across all of our venues
  • Invested in new pool covers at Billingham Forum and Thornaby Pool to reduce energy consumption

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