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Mixed Ability Sport Can Positively Impact Individuals and CommunitiesMixed Ability Sport Can Positively Impact Individuals and Communities

 London Sport
Created 10 months ago
A report on the impact of mixed ability sport has been released by International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) as part of their Sport England funded Mixed Ability Sports Development Programme (MASDP). Key findings highlight that mixed activity (with disabled and non-disabled people) can have a positive impact at an individual, club and societal level. Created by IMAS, the Mixed Ability Sport Development Programme (MASPD) aims to promote s...A report on the impact of mixed ability sport has been released by International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) as part of their Sport England funded Mixed Ability Sports Development Programme (MASDP). Key findings highligh...

Active Practice Charter Launched: New Toolkit Aims to Help GPs Encourage Physical ActivityActive Practice Charter Launched: New Toolkit Aims to Help GPs Encourage Physical Activity

 London Sport
Created 10 months ago
Sport England have teamed up with the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) to launch the Active Practice Charter that inspires and celebrates GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff. With one in four people saying they would be more active if it was recommended by a GP or nurse, the charter includes a toolkit that will support time-poor GPs to raise the subject of activity with patients and achieve Act...Sport England have teamed up with the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) to launch the Active Practice Charter that inspires and celebrates GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff. Wi...

Active Students Enjoy Better Mental Health and are Less Likely to Feel Lonely, According to New Research.Active Students Enjoy Better Mental Health and are Less Likely to Feel Lonely, According to New Research.

 London Sport
Created 10 months ago
A new study of college students from not-for-profit health body ukactive and AoC Sport has found that physical activity could be a major tool in battling rising levels of loneliness among younger people, with active students 21% less likely to report feeling lonely all the time. The research also found a raft of additional mental health benefits for students who regularly exercise: active students rated their life satisfaction significa...A new study of college students from not-for-profit health body ukactive and AoC Sport has found that physical activity could be a major tool in battling rising levels of loneliness among younger people, with active stud...

Extra-Curricular Activities, Soft Skills and Social MobilityExtra-Curricular Activities, Soft Skills and Social Mobility

 London Sport
Updated 10 months ago
Report about huge disparities in participation of extra-curricular activities depending on children's social background: Children from the wealthiest backgrounds are 3 times more likely to take up music classes out of school hours than children from the poorest backgrounds. There is also a 20% participation gap in sport, a new report by the Social Mobility Commission reveals. The report, ‘An Unequal Playing Field’, shows huge disparitie...Report about huge disparities in participation of extra-curricular activities depending on children's social background: Children from the wealthiest backgrounds are 3 times more likely to take up music classes out of sc...

Sport Being Used To Tackle Knife CrimeSport Being Used To Tackle Knife Crime

 London Sport
Created 10 months ago
Sport England are giving £400,000 to fund 49 projects aimed at young people at risk of being involved in serious violence. Sport and physical activity are being used to try and help tackle serious violence and knife crime this summer. More than 3,000 young people will be given places on sport and activity programmes to help keep them away from possible violence and crime. As part of the initiative, announced today by Secretary of State ...Sport England are giving £400,000 to fund 49 projects aimed at young people at risk of being involved in serious violence. Sport and physical activity are being used to try and help tackle serious violence and knife crim...

New Study Says Swimming Benefits Mental HealthNew Study Says Swimming Benefits Mental Health

 London Sport
Created 10 months ago
Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain, according to new research released today. In addition, almost half a million (492,000) British adults with mental health conditions who swim say that they have reduced the number of visits to a medical professional regarding their mental health as a result of swimming. The YouGov poll, commissioned by Swim England, also reveals th...Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain, according to new research released today. In addition, almost half a million (492,000) British adults with menta...

Helping Women and Girls Get ActiveHelping Women and Girls Get Active

 London Sport
Created 10 months ago
National funding to support projects encouraging female participation. Projects which help women and girls take part in sport or physical activity are to be supported through a £300,000 fund. The Scottish Government and Sport Scotland are calling for applications led by Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport (SGBs) or Local Authorities, as part of a programme to encourage more women and girls to participate. The launch of the fund comes du...National funding to support projects encouraging female participation. Projects which help women and girls take part in sport or physical activity are to be supported through a £300,000 fund. The Scottish Government and...

Transport Classification of Londoners (TCoL)Transport Classification of Londoners (TCoL)

 London Sport
Created a year ago
The Transport Classification of Londoners (TCoL) is a multi-modal customer segmentation tool developed by TfL that has been designed to categorise Londoners on the basis of the travel choices they make, and the motivations for making those decisions. The desire to understand these behaviours and motivations is borne out of a need to plan effectively for London both now and in the future. This report is the third of three reports documen...The Transport Classification of Londoners (TCoL) is a multi-modal customer segmentation tool developed by TfL that has been designed to categorise Londoners on the basis of the travel choices they make, and the motivatio...

London Sport Segmentation: Enriching Our Understanding Of Less Active Londoners To Target And Tackle Inactivity London Sport Segmentation: Enriching Our Understanding Of Less Active Londoners To Target And Tackle Inactivity

 London Sport
Updated a year ago
With physical inactivity estimated to cost the NHS alone more than £1 billion a year, and wider costs to society around £7.4 billion, the need to get less active people active has never been greater. Recognising that the population of less active people is large but also diverse, London Sport has commissioned a major research segmentation, solely focusing on less active Londoners: those doing less than 150 minutes of physical activity p...With physical inactivity estimated to cost the NHS alone more than £1 billion a year, and wider costs to society around £7.4 billion, the need to get less active people active has never been greater. Recognising that the...

Child Health in 2030 In England: Comparisons With Other Wealthy Countries Child Health in 2030 In England: Comparisons With Other Wealthy Countries

 London Sport
Created a year ago
The health of today’s children and young people (CYP) will be one of the key factors in determining whether England is healthy and prosperous over the next 50 years. We used long-term historical data on key CYP health outcomes and various projection modelling methods to estimate CYP outcomes in 2030 in England compared with other wealthy European and western countries. Our comparison group was the EU15+, consisting of the 15 countries o...The health of today’s children and young people (CYP) will be one of the key factors in determining whether England is healthy and prosperous over the next 50 years. We used long-term historical data on key CYP health ou...