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    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

    London Sport
    This new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels. The recommendations in this guideance should be read alongside NICE's guideline on physical activity: walking and cycling. This guidance includes recommendations on: • active travel• public ...
  • Created a year ago

    Good Parks for London 2017

    London Sport
    The Good Parks for London report, launched by Parks for London on 28th February 2018, shows that despite funding cuts, London Boroughs are working hard to protect and enhance London’s parks and green spaces. For the first time, the report has drawn together a series of criteria to evaluate how well London Boroughs continue to protect and invest in their parks and green spaces. The report aims to become an effective tool for improving g...
  • Created a year ago

    Sporting Future: Second Annual Report

    London Sport
    Sporting Future set out a new government vision to redefine what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes - physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. The second annual report on the strategy sets out the progress that has been made in the past year, and focuses on ten key themes and areas of progress: Cross-government working Cha...
  • Created a year ago

    Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for Walking and for Cycling

    London Sport
    The promotion of cycling and walking for everyday physical activity not only promotes health but can also have positive effects on the environment. A new publication has been released providing user guidance on using the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking. The updated publications considers the health effects of road crashes, air pollution and carbon emissions. The tool can be used in a variety of ways inclu...
  • Created a year ago

    Towards More Physical Activity in Cities

    London Sport
    This publication offers guiding principles to help countries transform urban settings and public spaces to promote physically active lifestyles. It explores options and strategies to boost physical activity in cities and advocates urban planning as a means to prevent physical inactivity. The report discusses options for improving the physical infrastructure and spaces in cities and towns to transform the quality of public spaces and en...
  • Created a year ago

    Physical Activity - A Social Solution

    London Sport
    Drawing on data from over 1.8m people across 651 leisure facilities, over the past two years, this report takes an unprecedented look at the economic impact of public leisure on the wellbeing of wider society, including on health, improved educational attainment, and reduced levels of crime.
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Local action on health inequalities: evidence papers

    London Sport
    Action to reduce health inequalities is at the heart of PHE’s mission. Despite this, inequalities in health still exist and the gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived people in England has not narrowed over time. With recent changes to the public health system in England, we still face challenging questions about reducing health inequalities. Local public health teams have indicatedthey would value evidence to suppor...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Club Membership by Borough

    London Sport
    This dataset presents Sport England Active People Survey data for 2005/06 - 2015/16 (APS1-10). Data is broken down by:  - Club membership percentage by borough
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Street play initiatives in disadvantaged areas: experiences and emerging issues

    London Sport
    This report explores how local, resident-led street play initiatives and programmes are being taken forward in disadvantaged areas of England, in response to concerns about the decline in children’s opportunities for outdoor play. It is based on interviews with 21 people involved in such schemes in five local authority areas. Its aim is to clarify areas of debate, share experiences and set out emerging issues on a topic where experience...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Why temporary street closures for play make sense for public health

    London Sport
    An evaluation of Play England's project Street Play has found that helping children play outside by closing streets for set time periods can help children increase their levels of physical activity. Children were outdoors for a large proportion (>70%) of the time the streets were closed and spent on average 16 minutes per hour in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per hourduring street closures. This can make a meaningful con...