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‘Working collectively’ crucial to getting people with long-term conditions more physically active

The report provides tips on how to get people with long-term health conditions more physically active. (Image: Sport England)

A new report is calling on UK organisations to work collectively and to use “existing insight” to get people with long-term health conditions more physically active.

Produced by the Richmond Group of Charities, the report is an evaluation of its Movement for All project, which began in 2018. Movement for All consisted of insight and intervention pilot schemes led by 10 of the group’s charities, in association with Mind, the Activity Alliance and Parkinson’s UK. The schemes have now been independently evaluated by Traverse and the results used to form the report.

The report provides a number of practical tips for delivering and evaluating physical activity projects aimed at people with long-term health conditions. These include delivering programmes of work collaboratively and orchestrating organisational change by embedding physical activity into ‘business as usual’ work.

Neil Tester, the Richmond Group of Charities’ director, said: “The evaluation team has uncovered rich learning about the specifics of the projects connected to this programme, as well as about what it takes to collaborate effectively.

“We’ll take on board the recommendations and learning for ourselves. We encourage others to look at the relevant recommendations and we want to work with you, whatever sector you’re in, to enhance your own work supporting people with health conditions to be active.”

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