Living Sport has an exciting opportunities for the positions of: Head of Partnerships / Head of Delivery / Head of Business Development Living Sport is a charity working across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and part of the national network of Active Partnerships. Our strategic aim is “Improving health and wellbeing by supporting people to get active” with a focus on increasing participation in sport and physical activity for those in targeted …Read More
Four in five disabled people want to be more active but demand is not being met. Only two in five feel they are given the opportunity to be as active as they would like to be. Worryingly, this level of inequality is resulting in a more negative experience, including social isolation for many disabled people. The findings come from a ground-breaking report released by Activity Alliance today, involving more than 2000 respondents.
Activity Alliance’s Annual Disability and Activity Survey is supported by Sport England. It gives an in-depth comparison of disabled and non-disabled adults’ experiences of sport and activity.Read More
The Manderson Trust for the disabled, to be found on Overcote in Over, is a registered charity run by volunteers and maintained by contributions from friends of the trust and other charitable organizations. It is 30 years old this year!
In the early 1980s Dennis Manderson had a dream to provide facilities for disabled anglers. He himself loved fishing and, being disabled, found it difficult to access suitable places to fish. In 1986 it became possible to buy the lakes at Over and in 1990 The Manderson Trust for the Disabled was registered as a charity and work began to make Dennis’ dream come true. Since 1993 it has been open as a fishing venue.Read More
Group of older people playing walking basketballWalking sports do not have the high impact or strenuous level of activity that standard versions of the same games require so are an ideal opportunity for people to return to sport, recover from an injury or simply play the sport they used to enjoy but at a slower pace.
Living Sport is working in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport to help establish more opportunities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.Read More
Having launched The Daily Mile at their school in June 2019 with a new track that was officially opened by ex-pupil Luke Steele (Goalkeeper, Nottingham Forest, currently on loan to Millwall), pupils and staff at Peakirk cum Glinton have been well and truly bitten by the running bug!Read More
Children’s activity levels are on the rise across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, according to the second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. The proportion of children and young people reporting they are active in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has increased by 3.9% over the past 12 months. That takes the total number of active C&YP – those doing an average of 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous intensity …Read More
Sport England has partnered with Toyota and the British Paralympic Association to offer grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to help ensure that when disabled people are active, they have access to quality equipment to help give them the best possible experience. Charities, community groups, CICs, social enterprises, schools and statutory bodies can apply. Applications are being accepted until 20 December 2019. Read More
The Annual Living Sport Sports Awards took place on Thursday 28th November to celebrate the amazing sporting achievements within our local community. The Awards, now in their 14th year, honour sports men and women, coaches, volunteers, young people in sport, schools and businesses.
Finalists and winners were treated to an evening of celebration at Burgess Hall in St. Ives. Following a formal dinner the winners were announced and received their prestigious awards from leading industry figures from our region.Read More