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Statement on inequalities experienced by BAME communities

Statement on inequalities experienced by BAME communities

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.

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In conversation: Reflections on a new chair and CEO relationship during lockdown

In conversation: Reflections on a new chair and CEO relationship during lockdown

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.

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Learning Disability Week 2020: the importance of friendships during lockdown

Learning Disability Week 2020: the importance of friendships during lockdown

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.

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We can all do our bit to break down the barriers to accessibility

We can all do our bit to break down the barriers to accessibility

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.

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Latest research on levels of physical activity

Latest research on levels of physical activity

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.

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Lydney-Sharpness: We need to be more curious, or risk being left behind

Lydney-Sharpness: We need to be more curious, or risk being left behind

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.

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