We all know that regular sport and physical activity plays a key part in a healthy lifestyle, and research supporting this is extensive and well documented. Factors affected include physical and psychological health, productivity at work, and engagement and attainment in education.
Get Berkshire Active have an impressive set of tools and processes to help gather and make sense of data. We utilise the data internally to help wot decision making and also we use these tools and processes to help and support our partners.
We have strong expertise in understanding the needs and issues of the local areas in Berkshire, the level of inactivity and barriers to accepting active lifestyle of certain audiences.
Facts and Figures
There are a number of key organisations (listed below) that have produced reports and documents outlining benefits associated with being more active, the current picture regarding our nations inactivity and valuable information and insight that can be utilised to shape future work in this area.
Education and Young People
Health - Physical and Psychological wellbeing
Disability and Long Term Health Conditions
Motivate Me (2014)
More hurdles - Exercise for people with disabilities (2014)
Understanding participation among recently retired people (2006)
Active Beyond Education? (2015)
Talk to Me (2014)
Understanding sport and physical activity as a therapy choice for young disabled people (2014)
Fit for Life (toolkit)
Wheelchair Sport and Activity Survey
Tennis Foundation's Survey and Plans for 2017
Key National Organisations
These organisations are great sources of information, providing a range of insight, research, toolkits and recommendations.
Sport and Recreational Alliance
Women In Sport
Public Health England
Key Local Organisations
If you are attempting to source some insight regarding a local population, need or facility one of these organisations might be able to help.
Local Public Health teams - JSNA's provide a valuable source of information; Bracknell, Reading, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, West Berkshire, Wokingham.
Office for National Statistics
Open Data Communities
Active Places Power
Insights, Reports & Case Studies created by Get Berkshire Active
Local Area Profiles
GBA have put together a profile on each of the 6 Local Authorities within Berkshire:
Windsor and Maidenhead
Sportivate Case Studies
Workplace Challenge reports
Found at the bottom of this page
This Girl Can reports