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Call to prioritise disabled people in sport and leisure as new research reveals huge pandemic impact

Call to prioritise disabled people in sport and leisure as new research reveals huge pandemic impact

Posted: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 16:47

Activity Alliance is urging decision makers in sport and leisure to prioritise disabled people as they strive to recover from the pandemic. The leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity is seriously concerned about the potential long-term damage on the nation's least active. The call comes...

Tags: Disability, News

Sport England puts sport and physical activity at heart of nation’s recovery

Sport England puts sport and physical activity at heart of nation’s recovery

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:30

Sport England has launched their new ten year strategy 'Uniting the Movement to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

Helping grassroots sport and physical activity recover from the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and investing in tackling the challenges of...

Tags: News, Sportengland, Strategy

Children's activity levels down but many embrace new opportunities

Children's activity levels down but many embrace new opportunities

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:48

Sport England's latest Active Lives Children and Young People Survey shows teenage boys were hardest hit by the pandemic but girls became more active as they found alternative ways to be active.

Some 31.3 (2.3m) did less than an average of 30 minutes a day, with an increase of 2.4% (+201,400) in the proportion...

Tags: ActiveLives, ActiveLivesSurvey, News, SportEngland

WheelPower release 10 NEW Inclusive Workouts for Young Disabled People during Lockdown

WheelPower release 10 NEW Inclusive Workouts for Young Disabled People during Lockdown

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 16:08

WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport, has release 10 new online workouts, aimed specifically at primary and secondary aged disabled children. These videos will assist parents and teachers with the provision of PE during Lockdown 3.0, and provide new and exciting opportunities for disabled...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, Homeworkouts, News, Wheelpower

Partnership Working Secures Funding to Provide Opportunities for People With Learning Disabilities to Get More Active in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Partnership Working Secures Funding to Provide Opportunities for People With Learning Disabilities to Get More Active in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire

Posted: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:22

Mencap have worked in partnership with team BEDS&LUTON and Northamptonshire Sport to secure £10,000 of funding to deliver the Sport England funded, Round the World Challenge (RTWC) programme. This will be available to help people with learning disabilities across the 2 counties get more active...

Tags: Funding, Mencap, News

What the new national lockdown means for sport and physical activity in England

What the new national lockdown means for sport and physical activity in England

Posted: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 14:18

The government has announced a range of new restrictions designed to combat the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections.

On Monday 4 January, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown to counter the steep rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in England.

The new restrictions become...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, News, Sportengland

Bedfordshire & Luton Tier 3 Restrictions: What these mean for Sport and Physical Activity

Bedfordshire & Luton Tier 3 Restrictions: What these mean for Sport and Physical Activity

Posted: Fri, 18 Dec 2020 10:30

Bedfordshire and Luton will be placed in Tier Three COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday 19th December. The guidance for Sport and Physical Activity is provided below. It can also be accessed via the following link

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-grassroots-sports-guidance-for-the-public-and-sport-providers#contents...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, News, Stayactive, Stayhome

£100m now available for local authorities with outsourced leisure provision

£100m now available for local authorities with outsourced leisure provision

Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 11:12

Sport England has opened its National Leisure Recovery Fund to expressions of interest from eligible local authorities with outsourced leisure provision to assist the reopening and recovery of the public leisure sector and prevent further closures of outsourced leisure trusts and operators. The fund...

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid19, Returntoplay, Sportengland

Sport England  #TellYourStory campaign launches

Sport England #TellYourStory campaign launches

Posted: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 12:30

The alliance of sports councils has appointed AKD Solutions to create a lived experiences opportunity and launched the #TellYourStory campaign, asking people to share their knowledge and understanding of accessing, being involved in, or being excluded from sport.

The Sport Industry Research Centre at...

Tags: Sport England

One Run Global for Human Rights Day – Thursday 10 December

Posted: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 14:26

One Run Global for Human Rights Day – Thursday 10 December

One Run Global for Human Rights Day – Thursday 10 December

Human Rights Day commemorates the day the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This year Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10th.

Given all the work that has gone...

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