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Source: www.activityalliance.org.uk   02/09/2022

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7483-wheels-for-all-launches-greater-manchester-bike-buddy-programme

Wheels for All specialises in supporting disabled people to cycle at their inclusive cycling centres across England and Wales. As well as supporting a large number of independent cycling programmes to deliver inclusive cycling opportunities. This involves providing adapted bikes and trained staff and volunteers to make cycling as fun

Source: www.livingstreets.org.uk   31/08/2022

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/more-work-needed-to-meet-active-travel-targets

New data released on 31 August 2022 shows more needs to be done to meet the Government’s targets around active travel.

Living Streets is calling for continued investment in walking and cycling to ensure targets are met, and the health and environmental benefits of increased walking and cycling can be realised. 

The Government published its s

Source: www.youthsporttrust.org 05/09/2022

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/friendships-for-life-and-memories-made-at-uk-s-biggest-multi-sport-competition-for-young-people

The four-day event delivered by children’s charity, Youth Sport Trust in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport thanks to funding from Sport England through the National Lottery took place at Loughborough University.

The School Games National Finals saw over 1,000 aspiring athletes compete across

Source: www.ukactive.com  24/08/2022

https://www.ukactive.com/news/one-month-to-go-plans-gather-pace-for-national-fitness-day-as-sector-unites-to-help-nation-prioritise-health-and-wellbeing/

ukactive has begun the one-month countdown to National Fitness Day 2022, taking place on Wednesday 21 September, by highlighting the power of physical activity to support people’s mental and physical health amid the huge pressures faced across the UK.

A new Activity and Location Finder has been launched

Source: www.who.int   31/08/2022

https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/31-08-2022-how-can-cities-shape-up--encouraging-healthy-diets-and-active-lifestyles-in-urban-environments

City design impacts the physical, mental, and social well-being of communities around the world. A new report prepared by WHO/Europe in collaboration with Gehl design agency looks at ways to promote physical activity and healthy diets in urban settings, thereby putting health and well-being at the centre of city plann

Source: www.sportengland.org.uk 24/08/2022

https://www.sportengland.org/news/football-foundation-funding-boost-multi-sport-facilities

The Football Foundation have set a target for 40% of its investment to be in multi-sport projects by 2025.

This is worth a projected £92 million over the next three years and includes £15m of National Lottery funding from Sport England that will be made available to support the improvement of grass pitches at cricket, rugby league and rugby union grounds nationwid

Source: www.lboro.ac.uk/research 24/08/2022

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/phc/monthlyupdates/2022/lynsey-speirs-at-commonwealth-games/

Peter Harrison Centre director Professor Vicky Tolfrey and her team have been instrumental in the research surrounding wheelchair basketball in recent years, in particular the development of the 3x3 game, which featured for the very first time at this years Commonwealth Games, hosted in Birmingham.

However, the centre’s connection to wheelchair basketball does

Source: Gov.uk 22/08/2022

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/walking-wheeling-and-cycling-to-be-offered-on-prescription-in-nationwide-trial

Social prescriptions, including walking, wheeling and cycling, will be offered by GPs as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce disparities across the country, the government has announced.

The government has awarded £12.7 million in multi-year funding to 11 local authority areas in England. The funding will go towards several p

Source: Blog.parkrun.org 18/08/2022

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2022/08/18/has-an-injury-impacted-your-participation-at-parkrun-and-any-exercise-outside-of-parkrun/

As part of parkrun’s ongoing mission to create a healthier, happier planet, it supports a small number of independent research projects each year.

Researchers Dr Richard Blagrove and Dr Clare Stevinson at Loughborough University have designed a short survey which should take approximately 10 minutes. The deadline for completing the s

Source: ncsem-em.org 23/08/2022

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2022/08/23/could-a-new-fitness-app-help-people-with-disabilities-be-more-physically-active/

Researchers from Loughborough University are working with the founders of a new fitness app, created specifically for people with impairments, to test its usability and effectiveness. The Accessercise app was created by Loughborough-based Para-powerlifter, Ali Jawad, multiple world champion sailor, Sam Brearey, and Financial Times top ranked lega

Source: Blog.ParkRun.com 10/08/2022

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2022/08/10/seeing-more-disabled-people-at-parkrun/

Wheelchair user Jono Whitehead was recommended parkrun by good friend Tully, she competes as a frame runner and is also a para-Olympic swimmer. Initially hesitant, he arrived to find the tail walker that day was his former maths teacher so felt more at ease.

Here he tells parkrun about why he wants to see more disabled people at their events.

 

Source: Sustrans.org.uk 10/08/2022

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/august/how-the-scottish-greenways-programme-is-helping-sheltered-housing-tenants-access-their-local-national-cycle-network-route/

Sustrans has helped fund the purchase of a trishaw. The trishaw will open up opportunities for members of the Forever Young group to use National Cycle Network Route 7 for outdoor activities, exercise, and social occasions.

The project was possible thanks to the collaboration of Sustrans

Source: Sustrans.org.uk  11/08/2022 

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/august/loan-bikes-enable-opportunities-for-people-seeking-asylum/

Sustrans has organised a project in which 50 people seeking asylum in the London borough of Newham have been loaned cycles from bike company Brompton.

Participants from Somalia, Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Chad and Kurdistan now have access to the cycles for six months, along with cycle training from provider Cycle Confident.

The project aims to widen a

Source: Paths For All.org.uk 09/08/2022 

https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/news/news-post/now-open--our-new-15-million-ian-findlay-path-fund-for-accessible-communities

A Paths For All new grant fund will enable more people to walk, wheel or cycle for their everyday journeys to improve air quality, reduce CO2 emissions and improve physical health and mental wellbeing.

The Ian Findlay Path Fund will support path management projects that improve the accessibility and resilience of existing paths betwe

Source: Activity Alliance.org.uk  15/08/2022

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7413-annual-survey-2022-data-on-people-with-specific-impairments

The wider challenges disabled people face accessing sport and physical activity can often be similar regardless of impairment or condition. Feedback from Activity Alliance member organisations, and disabled people, shows how useful and important it is to have a deeper understanding of the differences between the various types of impairments.

Activ

Source: Education Hub.blog.gov.uk 03/08/2022

https://educationhub.blog.gov.uk/2022/08/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-pe-and-access-to-girls-football-on-the-curriculum/

The Department for Education has provided information on what you need to know about how schools are making sports accessible to all pupils, including football.

The National Curriculum for PE in schools does not differentiate in relation to sex, but schools may choose to have single-sex PE lessons or sports teams.

The blog states

Source: Sport England.org 02/08/2022

https://www.sportengland.org/news/we-are-undefeatable-returns-move-your-mood

We Are Undefeatable is back this August with a new TV ad, more relatable stories and even exercise videos featuring Gok Wan.

The campaign, which launched in 2019 in collaboration with the Richmond Group of Charities, aims to help people with long-term health conditions to get active and returns this month with ‘Move To Your Mood’.

The latest campaign burst also features a new TV ad w

Source: Diabetes.org.uk 29/07/2022

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/the-diabetes-football-community

With the Lionesses winning the UEFA Women’s Euro competition this weekend Diabetes UK speak to Lucy Wieland, Group Liaison Officer by day and Women’s Project Leader with The Diabetes Football Community in her spare time.

The Diabetes Football Community (TDFC) was created in 2017 by Chris Bright, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1999, but still went on to gain a masters degree in

Source: Basem.co.uk 28/07/2022

http://https://basem.co.uk/it-is-safer-to-be-physically-active/

Healthcare professionals and people living with long-term conditions report valid concerns about the risks of increasing activity levels, including fear of exacerbating symptoms or causing an adverse event. A recent Moving Medicine consensus statement on risk addressed these pervasive barriers to increasing physical activity.

The statement provides clear messages for healthcare professionals to help th

Source: Sport England,org 28/07/2022

http://https://www.sportengland.org/news/birmingham-ready-commonwealth-games-kick

A decade and a day on from the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, England will again play host to a festival of sport with athletes coming from all corners of the globe to show off their talents in world-leading facilities and in front of sell-out crowds.

Since December 2017 when Birmingham was announced as the host city, Sport England has been working to ensure those facilit