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  • Created a year ago

    Public Health Perceptions Survey

    London Sport
    In November 2017 the LGA conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority covering their perceptions of public health since transition from the NHS to local government, the priorities councils have set themselves and their ambitions for the future.
  • Created a year ago

    What makes us healthy? An introduction to the social determinants of health.

    London Sport
    What causes heart disease? To some, the clear answer would be blocked arteries. But what causes those arteries to become blocked? Perhaps it’s the unhealthy food and drink people consume, theirlack of exercise, or their stress levels. And what, in turn, makes them feel stressed, shapes their opportunities to be active and determines their choices about what they eat and drink? The answers lie in the circumstances in which people are bo...
  • Created a year ago

    Inclusive Club Guide - How to make your club more inclusive and diverse

    London Sport
    British Rowing has launched an Inclusive Club Guide to further improve inclusivity and diversity in rowing. British Rowing’s Inclusive Club Guide has been written in partnership with Sporting Equals and in consultation with the rowing community across the country. It aims to: Highlight the benefits of being inclusiveExplain inclusivity and its importance in creating a diverse sport that is open to allProvide practical advice on creatin...
  • Created a year 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 a year 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 a year ago

    Personal well-being in the UK: October 2016 to September 2017

    London Sport
    Public Health England have released 2016/17 estimates of personal well-being in the UK, with analysis by country, age and sex. The main points are listed below: In the year ending September 2017, there continued to be slight improvements in the UK for average ratings of life satisfaction, feeling that the things done in life are worthwhile and happiness; there was no overall change in reported anxiety levels. The improvement was dri...
  • Created a year 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 a year ago

    Patterns and Trends in Child Obesity

    London Sport
    A presentation of the latest data on child obesity, both Nationally and within London. Prevalence of obesity amongst children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) is 10.3% which is slightly higher than the national average of 9.6%. London has the greatest prevalence of obesity of all regions in England for Year 6 children (aged 10-11 years) with 23.6% of them being classified as obese. Nationally, this figure is 20%.
  • Created a year 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 a year 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.