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  • Created 2 years ago

    This Girl Can: London

    London Sport
    This report aims to provide a picture of the targeted This Girl Can funded project delivered by London Sport during summer 2017. It’s based on observation from London Sport, with feedback gathered from partners and recipients. Referring to three groups of stakeholders: 1.    Delivery Partner – the organisation providing the delivery coach e.g. GoodGym 2.    Delivery Coach – the individual delivering the activity for 6-10 weeks. 3.  ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Understanding how leisure centre managers decide whether to deliver exercise programmes for people with chronic health conditions

    London Sport
    The purpose of this project was to help facilitate the spread of exercise interventions for chronichealth conditions through raising awareness of leisure sector issues that researchers need to beaware of. Many exercise interventions are delivered in NHS settings, but leisure centres and similarcommunity facilities can provide the space and the expertise to deliver interventions in a moreaccessible way, allowing both NHS- and self-referr...
  • Created 2 years ago

    PE Provision in Secondary Schools 2018

    London Sport
    The alarming findings from research carried out by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) suggests that 38% of English secondary schools have cut timetabled Physical Education for 14-16-year-olds since 2012 while almost one in four (24%) have done so in the last academic year. It comes at a time when too many young people are inactive, obesity rates are going up, mental health issues are increasing, and there is a need for growing resilience and ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Children's Engagement with the Outdoors and Sports Activities, UK: 2014 to 2015

    London Sport
    This latest release from the Office for National Statistics provides an analysis of the UK Time Use Survey. This looks at the amount of time children spend engaging with the outdoors and sports activities. Key findings were: • Children aged 8 to 15 years in the UK spent just over an hour (68 minutes) of their leisure time on average per day taking part in an outdoor activity, sports-related activity or travelling on foot or by bicycle....
  • Created 2 years ago

    Encouraging more Disabled People to Volunteer in Sport

    London Sport
    There is a gap in knowledge around disabled people’s level and experience of volunteering generally, and specifically in sport. This research has been designed to compare and contrast disabled and non-disabled people’s experiences. It aims to help understand the barriers preventing disabled people from volunteering and how to help providers overcome these to make their opportunities more appealing, especially in sport.
  • Created 2 years ago

    Sources of Resilience and their Moderating Relationships with Harms from Adverse Childhood Experiences

    London Sport
    Taking part in sport protects children who are abused or neglected from developing mental health problems in later life, according to this major public health study. People who had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) but regularly played sports as children were less likely to have a mental illness as an adult. People who had traumatic childhoods were also more likely to be mentally healthy if they took part in sport as adults. in fact,...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Health Survey for England, 2016

    London Sport
    The Health Survey for England series was designed to monitor trends in the nation's health; estimating the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and the prevalence of risk factors and behaviours associated with these conditions. The surveys provide regular information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The surveys have been carried out since 1994 by the Joint Health Surveys Unit of NatCen Social...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Guide to Engaging Trans People in Swimming

    London Sport
    Swim England has released the first ever guide to engaging trans people into swimming. This coincides with the 2017 Rainbow Laces campaign which is currently taking place, celebrating LGB&T inclusion in sport. The new guide supports pool operators and clubs. It provides insight and advice on giving trans people the best experience of swimming possible. The guide is designed to broaden understanding of what it means to be trans. It explo...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Make Sport Everyone's Game - Sports Toolkit

    London Sport
    Stonewall is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights charity in the UK and have an inclusion toolkit for sports clubs and community groups. This guide explores experiences of LGB&T people in sport and identifies some of the issues they face. It also recommends best practise around supporting LGB&T people to take part in sport.
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Case Study - Getting Female Students Active

    London Sport
    There is a significant gender gap in the participation rates of Higher Education students. Women in Sport partnered up with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) to share insights into how to engage inactive female students within universities. Student Activators focused on engaging students and collating feedback to understand the barriers the 'less sporty' students face when participating in sport and physical activity. The...