About us

At Inspiring healthy lifestyles we believe everyone can live a healthier, happier life through greater activity and creativity.

That’s why since 2003 Inspiring healthy lifestyles has worked hard to inspire people to make better lifestyle choices.

A social enterprise and charitable trust working in Wigan (Greater Manchester), Selby (Yorkshire) and Cannock Chase, (Staffordshire), we aim to provide the very best in leisure and culture, creating opportunities for people to change their lives, investing in facilities and adding value for public benefit.

Our philosophy is simple: Be active, creative and healthy.

We believe if everyone starts well, lives well and ages well, the quality of all our lives, and society in general, will be enriched.

To our communities Inspiring healthy lifestyles is a partner for life, working for local authorities but inspiring people whatever their age or ability.

We work on behalf of local authorities delivering a wide range of leisure and cultural services from theatres to parks, and arts programmes to leisure centres.

Find out about Inspiring healthy lifestyles' values and why they matter so much to everything we do.

In 2014 Wigan Council agreed a new "Deal for Leisure" with Inspiring healthy lifestyles. This partnership focuses on a renewed drive to get more people in Wigan and Leigh healthy and active. The deal also means the council can keep the cost of visiting leisure facilities among the lowest in the region. Find out more here.

Our team

We’re governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of experts in our areas of operation.

Inspiring healthy lifestyles' managing director is Pete Burt.

As a charitable organisation we operate leisure and cultural services at a reduced rate to the taxpayer but because we’re a social enterprise any surplus generated as a result are invested back into improving facilities and services for the benefit of the society we work in - allowing us to add value.

We also have a trading arm called WLCE which exists for services that are deemed non-charitable.

Income generated by this section of the business is gift-aided back to the charitable body and is, once again, invested in services.

Read all about it!

Until December 2015 Inspiring healthy lifestyles was known as WLCT. We've put together a guide to our achievements in the first 10 years of the charity, which you can download or read right now on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

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