The countdown is on: the London Sport Awards are now just a few short weeks away!
With just weeks to go until the big night, we’re focusing in on each of this year’s Award Categories to give you the inside track on each Award and the groups and people that are in the running.
The Physical Activity for Health Award in association with BBC Radio London – Who’s Up For The Award?
The Physical Activity for Health Award in association with BBC Radio London focuses on projects, programmes, campaigns or initiatives that help to raise awareness and enhance the impact of physical activity on promoting good health.
Here’s the three groups in the running to be named winners of the Physical Activity for Health Award 2019.
Healthier Together Hackney (HTH) is an innovative healthy lifestyle programme, commissioned by the London Borough of Hackney, designed to deliver a Tier 2 Weight Management Programme and Physical Activity Referral Programme.
It targets those who are obese or overweight with weight-related conditions, as well as those who are inactive and have health conditions or related risk factors.
Instructors offer behaviour change interventions, including the creation of individually tailored activity plan, delivery of healthy eating workshops, and supervised activity sessions.
The programme supports individuals to safely increase their activity levels and become self-sufficient at achieving the recommended daily activity guidelines; leading to the improvement of people’s health and addressing health inequalities in Hackney.
Fire, Safe and Well is a project being piloted by the London Fire Brigade and is currently operating in five London Boroughs.
Community Safety Advisors (CSAs) are embedded in each of the pilot boroughs and their role is to visit vulnerable residents in their homes to deliver a Fire, Safe and Well intervention.
By being invited into the homes of London’s most vulnerable, London Fire Brigade has a unique opportunity to identify issues and concerns which impact on safety and wellbeing.
Some beneficiaries will be isolated, not known to other agencies and at risk of falling between the cracks of statutory support services.
Single Homeless Project are a London wide homeless charity that work with homeless and vulnerable people. SHP launched a new programme last November, The Sports and Health Programme, aimed at improving over-55 clients’ physical and mental health.
Their clients have very low engagement with health care services despite the majority having multiple physical and mental health conditions, alongside an average mortality of 47 in the homeless population.
The majority of these conditions can be improved or controlled better through the introduction of physical activity into daily life. The benefits of physical activity can further help improve engagement with statutory services and reduce A&E and crisis admissions.
You can be there with us as we find out who wins the Physical Activity for Health Award at the London Sport Awards 2019. Tickets are on sale now, but hurry – they’re selling fast, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out!