Around 12 million adults in England are in a lower socio-economic group, and research shows that a third are inactive. That means a significant number of people could reap huge benefits from being more active.
Sport England's Active Adult Survey shows a significant disparity between different socio-economic groups and their engagement in sport and physical activity. It found that people in lower socio-economic groups (LSEGs) are the most likely to be inactive (33%) and the least likely to be active (54%). And with nearly a third of the adult population in England - around 12 million people - in an LSEG, that is a significant number of people who could reap huge benefits from being more active.
However, this is nothing new. For many years organisations have been funded to create social change. Some have succeeded and some have inevitably failed. This webinar will
Obesity prevalence is highest amongst the most deprived groups in society. Children and young people living in lower socio-economic areas are more than twice as likely to be obese than their peers living in more affluent areas sewing the seeds of adult disease and health inequalities in early childhood.
This webinar will seek to provide evidence, guidance and advice on how bold strategies and strong commissioning can be employed to ensure that better health is provided for all. Through the availability of high quality, affordable, sport, activity and movement programmes, we can work to reverse this alarming trend.
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Yvonne Harrison. Non-Exec Director, Why Sports
Mark Lawrie. CEO, Street Games
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Cormac Whelan. Programmes Manager, Positive Youth Foundation
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