Tackling inequalities through physical activity and sport

We know that the majority of the population aren’t active enough for their health but we also know that not everyone has the same opportunities to be active.

Evidence tells us that social factors, including education, employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity have an influence on how healthy a person is. These unfair differences in people’s health between specific population groups are called health inequalities. Determined by circumstances largely beyond an individual’s control, these inequalities disadvantage people and limit their chance to live longer, healthier lives.

This forum focused on the inequalities that affect whether residents across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes are active or not and what can be done to improve access and opportunity to physical activity and sport.

Below you can download presentations from the speakers.


Prevalent inequalities in Bucks & MK (Stacey Gunther– Insight and Impact Manager, Leap)
What do we mean by inequalities? Setting the scene, what does the Bucks & MK data say? What are the key challenges?

Click here to view the prevalent inequalities presentation slides.

How are inequalities in physical activity being addressed in Bucks & MK?  (Mark Ormerod – Director, Leap)
A question and answer session with a panel of commissioners and deliverers operating across Bucks and MK
You can view the forum attendee list here.. 

The power of physical activity to reduce inequalities. (Naomi Shearnan – Sport England)
Hear about the learning emerging from the 10+ Sport England Local Delivery Pilots taking place across the country.

Click here to view Naomi’s presentation on the power of physical activity to reduce inequalities. 

Asset mapping in areas of activity need (Stacey Gunther – Insight and Impact Manager, Leap)
Introduction to asset mapping using an example in Conniburrow MK and Leap’s plans to map other areas.

Click here for the example asset mapping presentation. 

Asset / Partner mapping session (Linda Plowright – Board Member, Leap)
Practical session on tables to help start to asset map seven areas in Bucks & MK (areas from all 5 Local Authority areas included.)



Click here to view the delegate list from the October Tackling Inequalities Partner Forum

Click here for details of future forums.