Active Lives Latest Release: What Does It Tell Us?

Physical Activity Levels The latest release of Sport England’s Active Lives data shows that 4,317,600 (61.8%) Londoners aged 16+ were physically active over the period May 2016 – May 2017, that is they met the Chief of Medical Officers (CMO’s) recommendation to take part in more than 150 minutes of at least moderate physical activity … Read More »

The Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund: Evidence to Support Applications for Sport England Funding

Sport England’s ‘Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage’ fund is designed to support inactive people who have little income and are therefore economically disadvantaged. This group make up a third of the population in England aged 16 to 74 – 14.6 million people. This fund is about more than getting people active, it is about using … Read More »

Measuring Activity Levels in Children – What Already Exists?

A sector-wide method of measuring young peoples’ activity levels is not widely established. Therefore, there is no ‘go to’ method for physical activity providers, such as schools and community sports clubs, to identify children at risk of inactivity and assess the effectiveness of interventions. Despite this, there are multiple methods in which activity levels have … Read More »

Sitting Netball Shoots and Scores

In a bid to address low levels of physical activity associated with later life, London Sport piloted an initiative with older adults in two London boroughs: sitting netball. As much as the title may seem a little strange (sitting and playing netball?!), this pilot created an environment that led to more active care home residents, … Read More »

What’s All This Insight Stuff?

Rewind five years and most people in our sector wouldn’t have heard the term ‘insight’; now you don’t seem to be able to have a conversation without terms like ‘insight driven’, ‘insight led approaches’, or ‘evidence based practice’. This is the first of a series of blogs about insight. It’s insight about insight, if you … Read More »

Who watches sport in London?

In mid-2016 Sport England published ‘Towards an Active Nation’, their new strategy which set out a national ambition to help everyone, regardless of age, background or ability to feel able to engage in physical activity and sport. An important part of the physical activity and sport sector’s new approach is to focus the ‘product’ of … Read More »