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Activity Begins at Home – the crucial role of the family in getting active

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There’s growing recognition that families and their dynamics have a key influence on participation in sport and activity.


With this in mind, ‘Families’ is the subject of the next London Sport ‘Community of Practice’ – a series of events designed to bring together stakeholders, old and new, to share learning and good practice around areas of common interest with regard to tackling inactivity.

Recent ‘Active Lives’ Adult Survey results revealed that only 54% of adults with children on a low income are active – compared to 71% of those in higher income groups. There’s a similar picture when it comes to inactivity, with a third of adults with children on a low income classed as ‘inactive’ – doing fewer than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week.

There’s growing research around the influence of families on participation in sport and activity and this has underpinned Sport England’s recent investment of £40m of National Lottery funding to help families get active together.

‘Activity Begins at Home – the crucial role of the family in getting active’ will look at the evidence base for family activity and feature presentations from a range of projects working to support families to be active.

Subject matter will include reaching and engaging families, key partners, activities and interventions and challenges and learning.

Join us at House of Sport on 23 May to broaden your knowledge on this relatively new area and to explore how you could potentially support more families to be active.

Agenda and further details to follow.    

Places are limited so please book your tickets now. If the event is fully booked, email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.

Due to a restriction on capacity for this event London Sport reserve the right to cancel any booking.