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Researchers publish recommendations to enhance diversity of UK’s sports coachesResearchers publish recommendations to enhance diversity of UK’s sports coaches

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Created 7 days ago
This article by Loughborough University outlines their findings on how to increase diversity in the sport coaching workforce. Funded by Sport England and appointed as the lead research partner for The Coaching for All (CFA) initiative, Loughborough University recruited 29 participants from disadvantaged communities (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or a Refugee) for their research. The research considered barriers experienced by coaches i...This article by Loughborough University outlines their findings on how to increase diversity in the sport coaching workforce. Funded by Sport England and appointed as the lead research partner for The Coaching for All (C...

Guidance for Transgender Inclusion in Domestic SportGuidance for Transgender Inclusion in Domestic Sport

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Created 23 days ago
This review focuses on the accommodation of transgender inclusion, fairness, and safety in sport. It covers recommendations on how to include transgender women in female sport- considering various factors such as strength, stamina and physique. Guideline principles are outlined to help ensure transgender inclusion in sport is prioritised in NGBs and SGBs policy. Common questions and answers are listed in a table, providing clarity on an...This review focuses on the accommodation of transgender inclusion, fairness, and safety in sport. It covers recommendations on how to include transgender women in female sport- considering various factors such as strengt...

What has COVID-19 taught us about loneliness?What has COVID-19 taught us about loneliness?

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Created 2 months ago
This article provides details on how the Building Connections Fund has adapted its methods to the changing needs of those suffering with loneliness as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It highlights key changes such as engagement with online activities for service users alongside the necessary safeguarding and privacy measures introduced to create a safe space for those struggling with loneliness during the pandemic.This article provides details on how the Building Connections Fund has adapted its methods to the changing needs of those suffering with loneliness as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It highlights key changes such as ...

Evaluating the Building Connections Fund (Part 2)Evaluating the Building Connections Fund (Part 2)

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Created 2 months ago
This report evaluates how the Building Connections Fund (BCF) operated following the impact of Covid-19 on the grant holders and service users. It details the way in which BCF adapted its methods for tackling loneliness during the Covid-19 pandemic alongside evaluating service users’ experiences. The pandemic has created an opportunity for change, learning and development. This report details recommendations for helping those who need ...This report evaluates how the Building Connections Fund (BCF) operated following the impact of Covid-19 on the grant holders and service users. It details the way in which BCF adapted its methods for tackling loneliness ...

Evaluating the Building Connections Fund (Part 1)Evaluating the Building Connections Fund (Part 1)

London Sport
Created 2 months ago
This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Building Connections Fund (BCF) prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Building Connections Fund was the first ever government fund aimed at reducing loneliness. It details the evaluation methods that the BCF utilised as well as the grant holders and service users’ levels of need before the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes a detailed breakdown of findings for different groups and i...This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the Building Connections Fund (BCF) prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Building Connections Fund was the first ever government fund aimed at reducing loneliness. It...

East London - Women and Physical ActivityEast London - Women and Physical Activity

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Updated 4 months ago
Influencing women and girls to become physically active in one of the most deprived areas of London. London Sport together with AudienceNet have been working as partners in a multi-stage research project designed to change how physical activity and sport is perceived, delivered and led by women in East London. The project aimed to explore the role of local influencers (people/places/platforms) in reaching and engaging less active women...Influencing women and girls to become physically active in one of the most deprived areas of London. London Sport together with AudienceNet have been working as partners in a multi-stage research project designed to chan...
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Surviving a Pandemic - Community Sports Groups and Covid-19Surviving a Pandemic - Community Sports Groups and Covid-19

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Created 7 months ago
This research, conducted by Sported, aims to understand the experiences of community sports groups throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It listened to the essential voice of these groups at key touch points as they faced unprecedented challenges. These reference points were essential to better understand how groups are navigating this new landscape, how experiences changed, and how organisations like Sported can best support them. This re...This research, conducted by Sported, aims to understand the experiences of community sports groups throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It listened to the essential voice of these groups at key touch points as they faced un...

Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled PeopleImpact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

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Updated 7 months ago
This report uses secondary research to explore and summarise the significant challenges that disabled people have faced throughout the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The document outlines the social impact of the pandemic, the effect that restriction measures have had on disabled people and the impact that this has had on their physical activity levels. References to the relevant research reports can be found in the notes pages of thi...This report uses secondary research to explore and summarise the significant challenges that disabled people have faced throughout the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The document outlines the social impact of the pande...

London Covid-19 Community Response SurveyLondon Covid-19 Community Response Survey

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Updated 7 months ago
The COVID-19 Community Response Survey asks civil society organisations who work in London a small number of questions to understand the impact of COVID-19 and associated policy measures, such as social distancing, on vulnerable populations in the capital. The latest survey results reflect opinions and responses from the 8th-17th February 2021.The COVID-19 Community Response Survey asks civil society organisations who work in London a small number of questions to understand the impact of COVID-19 and associated policy measures, such as social distancing, on vu...