Evidence has shown that because deeply entrenched inequalities exist in Gloucestershire, people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are less likely to do as much physical activity as the government recommends. As such, our scope of work has grown to include working with people from minority ethnic communities.
Jan Bowen-Nielsen, Chair of the board of trustees at Active Gloucestershire, reflects on the new CEO of Active Gloucestershire, the relationships forged and the challenges faced.
15-21 June 2020 marks Learning disability week and Mencap,a leading charity with a focus on learning disability, have a theme of the importance of friendships during lockdown.
Accessible doesn’t have to be a scary concept to achieve, sometimes the best way to create environments where people of all abilities can be active together is often to just ask the people that will be involved what their needs are and how can we make this work for you.
Activity levels at record high before coronavirus pandemic. Our latest Active Lives Adult Survey shows greater numbers of women, older people and those with a disability or long-term health condition were getting active.
Debate about resurrecting the Lydney-Sharpness bridge is shining a light on the way we think about travel, pollution and health. For nearly 100 years, the Lydney-Sharpness bridge carried coal and people across the Severn between the two towns and beyond. Children in one town went to school in the other. People lived and worked on opposite sides of the river.