The Health Foundation research predicted that people in the most deprived areas in England can expect to have two or more health conditions at 61 years, which is 10 years earlier than people in the least deprived areas.
Get Berkshire Active's newsletter highlights initiatives, campaigns, programmes and events aimed to tackle inactivity and its consequences in Berkshire.
Facts and Figures of the Month
Active Lives Adult Survey Results
The latest survey shows inactivity rates across England
Almost 300,000 more people are doing 150 minutes of activity a week according to new figures released from the UK Active Lives Adult Survey May 2017/18.
Based on a sample of almost 185,000 respondents to the survey, 297,400 more people in England, aged 16 and above, are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week - relative to the previous 12 months.
The report also shows that inactivity levels - people doing fewer than 30 minutes of activity a week - dropped by 116,000 over the same time period.
You can find more details about activity and inactivity level in your local authority in the Active Lives Report.
Get Berkshire Active Events
The 7th Get Berkshire Active Awards Celebration
Gala Dinner on the 15th February 2019
The GBA Awards nominations are closed with over 80 Individuals, Teams, Clubs & Projects nominated across 12 Categories. Huge thanks to everyone who put their efforts to nominate and help Berkshire recognise and celebrate their heroes.
The 7th GBA Awards' winners will be announced at Hilton Hotel, Reading on the 15th February 2019.
The Get Berkshire Active Awards celebrate sport and physical activity achievements over the last year. The awards go to those who have excelled in sporting achievement, however more importantly to people who have made sport possible for others. This could be a coach, volunteer, employer, teacher/school or any other organisation that makes sport and physical activity accessible and enjoyable.
Join us on Friday 15th February 2019 at the Hilton Hotel, Reading, to support the Berkshire community of organisations and enthusiasts participating and delivering physical activity. Click here to see all last year's photos of the event.
Tickets are now available to book and priced at just £40 per person. This will include a 3 course meal with tea or coffee and table wine.
To book your tickets please visit GBA AWARDS TICKETS using the 'GENERAL' ticket option. Please note, all nominees who have been shortlisted for an award will receive 1 free ticket.
Get Berkshire Active Sport and Physical Activity Network
GBA Partners' Forum is on January 24th 2019
Get Berkshire Active Sport and Physical Activity Network
Date Thursday 24th January
Time 9.30am – 2.15pm
Venue Bisham Abbey, Marlow Road, SL7 1RR
Get Berkshire Active will be hosting our next Sport and Physical Activity Network on Thursday 24th January at Bisham Abbey, Near Marlow.
The focus of the forum will be looking at ''The Evidence of Physical Activity to improve Wellbeing, focusing on Ageing Well and Disabilities'.
As part of the forum we will have guest speakers including Professor Brett Smith from Birmingham University sharing good practice and key information. Refreshments and lunch will be provided and there will be lots of opportunities for delegates to network.
To book your space please click on the CLICK HERE
As part of the booking process you will be asked to provide a brief overview of your organisation so we can share delegate information on the day to aid with networking.
Project 500; More Women, Better Coaching
Project 500 wins the UK Coaching Awards
Project 500: More Women, Better Coaching has been named the inaugural winner in the Transforming Coaching through Technology category at the UK Coaching Awards. The showpiece annual event, which is seen as one of the most prestigious by the coaching community, took place at The Honourable Artillery Company, London on Thursday 29 November 2018.
Project 500 is a regional project developed by the seven County Sports Partnerships in the South East of England. Aimed at addressing the inequality in the number of male to female coaches the collaborative initiative started as a pilot in 2013 and recruited, developed and/or retained more than 500 coaches across the South East of England.
In the last 12 months, attention has turned to providing online support to women in coaching via the Project 500 Facebook and Twitter accounts. Project 500 has used its social media presence effectively to share inspiring case studies, informative articles, top tips and coach learning opportunities in the south east and further afield. This is making a huge difference to the experience of women who are coaching, reaching out to those who may feel isolate in their communities and developing coaches in a way that fits around their work and family life.
Aspire to Inspire
GBA were proud to witness 85 pupils aged between 14-17 from across 30 different Berkshire schools attend the newly rebranded Berkshire Inspire Academy - Aspire to Inspire.
The Academy now includes the Lead Inclusion School Programme as well as the Leadership, Coaching and Volunteering work embracing young leaders from Berkshire Special Schools and those wishing to support inclusion work back in the school.
Tom Haffield, the ex GB swimmer, opened proceedings with a truly inspirational story about his journey and then went on to join in the workshops.
The workshops included practical activities and sessions to help our new Berkshire leaders to understand inactivity among young people and the role they can play to help motivate their peers.
We look forward to hearing about how they get on back in their schools, after being tasked to set up an 8 week programme of sport & activity clubs for students who are not currently taking part in school activities.
These young leaders have also been invited to volunteer at the Berkshire School Games set for March and July 2019 at Bisham Abbey!
GBA Events Calendar 2019
Save the dates in your calendar
The 2019 GBA events calendar is announced. Whether you are a partner or considering becoming a GBA partner, there are plenty of opportunities to get the latest updates and join the partnership network.
24th January 2019 The Evidence of Physical Activity to improve Wellbeing, focusing on Ageing Well and Disabilities, Get Berkshire Active Sport and Physical Activity Network, Bisham Abbey
27th March 2019 Winter School Games, Bisham Abbey
28th June 2019 Summer School Games, Bisham Abbey
The 7th Get Berkshire Active Awards' Sponsors
Meet GBA Awards' Sponsors
We are thrilled to announce the 7th GBA Awards Sponsors names and would like to say THANK YOU for supporting physical activity in Berkshire. We look forward to seeing you at our Gala Dinner in February to help us recognise achievements and celebrate the winners! There are a few categories are still waiting for their support (please see below)
7th GBA Awards Categories and Sponsors:
Sports Personality of the Year sponsored by Technogym UK Ltd
Junior Sports Personality of the Year sponsored by Reading Football Club Community Foundation
Physical Activity for Health Award - sponsored by Places Leisure Wokingham
Coach of the Year sponsored by Field Seymour Parkes LLP
Community Club of the Year sponsored by Berkshire Unitary Authorities
Active Primary School Award sponsored by Phoenix Sporting Goods
Active Secondary School Award sponsored by Everyone Active
Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Michael Burbridge Ltd
The Categories below are still available for sponsorship. Please get in touch with Nick West-Oram at email@example.com for more details.
Active Workplace of the Year- available to sponsor
Volunteer of the Year - available to sponsor
Youth Engagement Project of the Year - available to sponsor
Team Performance of the Year - available to sponsor
Step-by-step guide to promote physical activity to patients
Want to know how physical activity can help in a number of conditions? Moving Medicine is a new tool to help healthcare professionals talk to patients about the benefits of physical activity.
Currently, one in four people in England aged 16 and over are doing less than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week, meaning they are inactive. The tool focuses on helping to address the most common long-term health conditions affecting the population, such as cancer, depression, musculoskeletal pain and type 2 diabetes.
Moving Medicine is a key component of the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme, which is designed to support healthcare professionals embed physical activity into their approach to treating patients for key conditions in line with existing National Institute for Health Care Excellence guidance.
A whole bunch of posters, artwork and goodies is created to use free of charge to promote the importance of physical activity and can be downloaded here
Help to boost mental and physical health
Support your mental health this January by joining #RedJanuary challenge and doing something active every single day.
The RED community with its partner, the leading mental health charity, Mind, provide information, advice and support while campaigning for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.
With a growing community of 30,000 REDers you'll never be alone. Support will be on hand for tips and encouragement at every step, splash, and pedal of the way.
Register for FREE and download your starter kit here to help make the most of your RED journey.
This Girl Can #FitGotReal
Promote your Berkshire classes to females
Are you running physical activity sessions for Women and Girls in Berkshire?
Join #ThisGirlCan campaign and promote your classes through GBA Social Media to get more females more active in the County! We will need from you:
Any visual or photo (2:1 sized matching Facebook's and Twitter's formats)
Details about your timetable and venue
A short description of your activity (less than 150 characters). Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org with "This Girl Can" mention in a subject of your email.
Festive Month's Activities
A Big Christmas Community Workout
Join TGO on Saturday at 10am in Salthill park at the TGO outdoor gym for their Christmas Big Community Workout where they will be giving out goodies.
Over the past few months The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO) and Slough Borough Council have been training up local people to deliver the country's first Big community Workout. The concept aims to encourage whole community do more physical activity. This family friendly, inclusive workout is totally free and for all abilities and is delivered by people who are not necessarily your typical PT. We have had a great array of attendees from small children to grandparents. The Big Community workout will be rolled out to Manor Park in Slough in the new year.
Please download TGO activate app (the outdoor gym app) to register that you are coming under Salthill outdoor gym: getapp.tgogc.com
Rugby for People with Disabilities
London Irish RFC have launched their new Disability Rugby Team!
Training is open to anyone aged between 14-18 who has a Learning Difficulty or Disability.
The first session is on January 10th 2019 at 4.00pm at Newbury RFC. Sessions are run as an affiliated club to London Irish RFC. Training will be led by highly qualified and trained rugby coaches who have experience of working with young people with additional needs. All sessions are fully risk assessed.
If you would like to find out more information or have any questions, then please email email@example.com
COURSES IN BERKSHIRE
Date: Multiple Dates
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