16 November 2016
Jam-packed programme to feature high-level keynotes and lively debates on sector’s most pressing topics
ukactive has unveiled the full agenda for the Active Training Conference 2016, with a jam-packed schedule of world-class speakers set to highlight key aspects of building a winning workplace culture.
The key ingredients of what makes for a successful workplace culture and how companies can inspire one will be a major theme of this year’s Conference.
14 November 2016
ukactive Chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson today (14 November) made an impassioned case for a £1bn regeneration scheme to save the NHS by transforming the UK's ageing fleet of leisure centres into modern wellness hubs. Appearing on BBC Two's Daily Politics show alongside heavyweight MPs Chuka Umunna, Damian Collins and Yvette Cooper, Baroness Grey-Thompson said it's time for a "joined-up approach to health delivery," with a greater focus on prevention over cure.
06 November 2016
Focus on illness over wellness will bankrupt the NHS, warns health body
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will today call for a £1bn regeneration scheme to save the NHS by transforming the UK's ageing fleet of leisure centres into its new preventative frontline.
The Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive is urging for the Government's new industrial strategy to leverage cross-sector funding to replace 1970s-era leisure centres with community wellness hubs. These would combine swimming pools, gyms and sports halls, with GP drop-in centres, libraries and police services, to create a one-stop-shop for public services and empower the public to take greater responsibility for leading a healthy lifestyle.
03 November 2016
‘Now is the time to tackle youth inactivity' Tanni Grey-Thompson tells BBC Breakfast
ukactive chair and Crossbench peer Tanni Grey-Thompson appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning, arguing that more must be done to tackle youth inactivity.
Baroness Thompsons’ remarks came as part of a segment on a new pilot scheme for PE tested in schools, in which pupils were encouraged to harness their own imaginations to learn fundamental movement skills and co-create their own PE games.
27 October 2016
Pioneering initiative to address representation discrepancies with merit-based scholarships for brightest and best
Not-for-profit health body ukactive has launched a new scholarship initiative designed to help fast-track talented disabled people into senior leadership positions across the physical activity sector.
The Matrix LeadAbility Scholarship Programme, which will be sponsored by Matrix Fitness and co-ordinated by ukactive in conjunction with Aspire, seeks to proactively address the under-representation of disabled people in senior leadership positions.
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