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Sport England  August 2022



Sport England have utilised data from the Moving Communities platform to report a Social Value one-pager. They were able to report that between August 2021 - July 2022 the average social value per person across the sector was £114. The report also concluded that total health savings as a conseque

The Lancet  05/12/22



Physical inactivity is an important modifiable risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health conditions. We aimed to estimate the public health-care costs associated with these diseases because of physical inactivity, which will help policy makers to prioritise investment in policy actions to promote and enable more people to be more active.

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and Ipsos September 2022 https://www.shu.ac.uk/advanced-wellbeing-research-centre/projects/moving-healthcare-professionals-programme-evaluation The Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme (MHPP) is a national programme led by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) – formerly Public Health England (PHE) – in partnership with Sport England. The MHPP aims to embed physical activity into clinical care for the prevention and mana
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Source: Mind November 2022


In 2021, we launched our new strategy. It identified three audiences we willprioritise moving forward:Supporting young people– with a focus on trauma. Fighting for the mental health of people in poverty. Becoming a truly antiracist organisation - supporting people from racialised communities. We commissioned research to find out more about the experiences, needs and pre

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Source: Chiles Webster Batson Commission  January 2022


The Chiles Webster Batson Commission has published its final report and recommendations on sport and low-income neighbourhoods, with a reception held at the House of Lords attended by MPs and celebrities supporting the launch. 

The Commission was set up to explore some of the significant inequalities experienced by children and young people living in l

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Source: Women in Sport  October 2022


Some key achievements include our research into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s lives, our ‘Big Sister’ pilot programme which is supporting teenage girls in four disadvantaged areas of England, and our trailblazing #TimeTogether campaign which unites multiple sporting and outdoor partners to inspire mothers and daughters to be active.

Source: BMJ Open 13/12/2016

Social prescribing less rhetoric and more reality.pdf

Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support within
the community to help improve their health and wellbeing. Social prescribing programmes are being widely
promoted and adopted in the UK National Health Service and so we conducted a systematic review to assess the evidence for their effectiveness.

Source: Healthy London Partnership     January 2017


This document complements the HLP self-care resource “Steps towards implementing self-care: A resource for the NHS” (available in early 2017) and provides additional information and resources to support local action on social prescribing. It is aimed primarily at NHS commissioners but is likely to be useful to others involved in local partnerships which are crucial to the

Source: BMJ Open 25/05/2017

BMJ - Link_Worker_social_prescribing.pdf

To describe the experiences of patients with long-term conditions who are referred to and engage with a Link Worker social prescribing programme and identify the  impact of the Link Worker programme on health and wellbeing.



Source: Sport England 08/12/22

Our latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey reveals strong growth, particularly for teenage girls, within the past year - showing that efforts to help children get active again are working.



Source: Human Kinetics Journal  13/12/22


Background: Our study investigated the effect of elite sport on physical activity (PA) practice in the general population. Methods: Structured Boolean searches were conducted across 5 electronic databases (PubMed, JSTOR, Web of Science, SPORTDiscus, and PsycInfo) from January 2000 to August 2021. Peer-reviewed studies in English were included if the

Source: Report of the Director of Public Health 20/01/23


Did you know that during the pandemic a million more adults across the UK become chronically lonely?

Gloucestershire’s Director of Public Health has just published a comprehensive report, reflecting on our learning from the pandemic and the importance of connecting for our mental and physical wellbeing.

No Person is an Island: Social Connectio

Source: Department for Education 07/02/23


This report collates and analyses published evidence about the wellbeing of children and young people over the academic year September 2021 to July 2022, including:

  • statistics on the personal wellbeing of children and young people in England and the UK
  • indicators on their:
    • mental an

Source: Sport and Recreation    11/01/2023


The Sport and Recreation Alliance have announced the launch of the new Inclusivity Hub, a dedicated web page for members to help cultivate a positive culture, enact change and make the sector a more equal, diverse and inclusive place.

The Inclusivity Hub contains a variety of useful materials – research, resources, toolkits, workshops and learning events

Source: Activity Alliance   13/01/2023


On Monday 9 January, the Government announced its new Energy Bill Discount Scheme, with sport and leisure centres excluded from their priority list of ‘energy and trade intensive industries’.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance, as part of its position in the National Sector Partners Group (NSPG), called for an immediate review of this decision as a matter

Source: Youth Sport Trust  12/01/2023


A debate in Parliament has heard MPs show support for calls from the Youth Sport Trust to make PE a core subject, with recognition that there is an urgent need for confirmation of funding for school sport for the academic year 2023/24.

Since London hosted the Olympic & Paralympic Games, more than 36,000 hours of PE has been lost from the curriculum (Dep

Source: Sport England,org    16/01/2023


Sport England, along with UK Sport, have committed action across five areas which are designed to support improved safeguarding and wellbeing for everyone involved in sport. 

In total, they've made 19 commitments that span the areas of coaching and workforce support, performance athlete support, good governance, dispute resolution and creating safer environments fo

Source: ncsem.-em.org      13/01/2023


With the festive season now a distant memory, many of us have swapped turkey and mince pies for kettlebells and treadmills as we attempt to live healthier in 2023. January always begins with our best fitness intentions but how do we keep motivated beyond the initial post-Christmas effort?

In the latest Experts in Sport podcast, a regular series hosted by Loughborou

Source: Publications.parliament  08/01/2023


The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has released a report on its inquiry into grassroots sport and physical activity participation since the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This is a House of Commons Committee report, including conclusions and recommendations to government.


Source: Sport England  09/01/2023


Physical literacy is the foundation of movement, which is why Sport England are helping organisations working with children and young people to understand what it means and why it matters. 

The research shows that physically literate children are twice as likely to be active, have higher levels of mental wellbeing and feel their experiences are more positive. 

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