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Physical Activity and Sport Participation Social Impact
  • Created 6 months ago

    Businesses Can Reduce Social Isolation With New Initiative

    London Sport
    There are over 10.8 million people over 65 in the UK, 3.8 million of whom live alone. Research from Age UK found that one million older people say they always, or often, feel lonely, and nearly one in five see their family, friends or neighbours less than weekly. Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking has launched ‘Walking Friends’, a unique initiative which helps businesses meet their corporate social responsibility target...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Insight into Action – Lessons of the Doorstep Sports Club Programme

    London Sport
    In 2012 Sport England ring-fenced £20m for investment into Doorstep Sport Clubs (DSCs) - this is the largest ever targeted investment into disadvantaged youth sport. Insight into Action tells the story of the 340 community organisations that came together to understand the lifestyles and ambitions of 100,000 young people living in disadvantaged areas. The 340 used that insight to shape a vibrant and varied sporting offer that was right ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Sport Outcomes Evidence Review

    London Sport
    The Sport Outcomes Evidence Review explains how sport and physical activity contribute to the Government strategy outcomes, as set out in Sporting Future (physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, economic development). It can also inform how to design projects to maximise impact on the outcomes, through factors such as inclusive approaches, appropriate environments and continuing en...
  • Created 2 years ago

    The Positive Impact of Disability Tennis

    London Sport
    The purpose of the Tennis Foundation Disability Development strategy is to inspire and engage disabled people to become involved in tennis, and to provide opportunities at both a recreational and competitive level. This research was undertaken to understand the health and social benefits of playing tennis for disabled people, explore drivers and barriers and provide recommendations on how to build the programme.
  • Created 3 years ago

    Get Your Kit On: A Guide to Grassroots Sport and Recreation

    London Sport
    Grassroots sport and recreation plays a huge role in the lives of millions of people across the UK, providing a diverse mix of opportunities for people of all backgrounds and ability, and for some, the foundation of a career at elite level. It also has a large social impact by helping people to lead healthier lives, develop skills for employment and enagage with their communities.  This guide has been designed to help parliamentarians u...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Walking Football Evaluation

    London Sport
    This report aims to understand the impact that walking football has on participants’ health and wellbeing. By identifying what motivates players and finding out what aspects they consider most important and enjoyable, recommendations can be put forward. Gaining this in-depth view from players about the nature and structure of the game leads us to discover how and why their health improves, and could direct us to how their wellbeing cou...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Inspired by 2012: The Legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    London Sport
    The fourth annual report of the legacy of London 2012 captures activities that took place up until summer 2016. The report covers legacy impacts on sport and healthy living, economic growth, the regeneration of East London, Paralympic legacy, and local communities.
  • Created 3 years ago

    Quantifying the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport

    London Sport
    This report is the first of two outputs from the analysis carried out by the researchers. This report presents the results from an analysis of the association between culture and sport participation and a range of social outcomes. This report focuses on cashable or financial benefits and savings. The second output presents an analysis of the association between culture, sport and measures of subjective wellbeing. The second report there...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Sport in the UK: Facts and Figures

    London Sport
    Resource providing key facts and figures, along with resource links, across fields that are relevant to physical activity and sport participation: Economy/Finance/Funding  Major Events  Physical Health  Mental Health  Sports Volunteering  Social Cohesion  Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour  Participation  Sports Clubs  Facilities and Access  School Sport  London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games  Local Authorities
  • Created 3 years ago

    Steps to Solving Inactivity

    London Sport
    This report provides new findings and compelling evidence of the need to turn the tide on the physical inactivity pandemic in England. Offering a wealth of figures, the 29% physically inactive rate is consistently mentioned and compared at both a local and international level. For example, this rate is double both Germany and France's level of physical inactivity and worryingly, higher than the USA. At a county level, rates are pulled t...