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Our collective highlights of a fantastic 2023

Posted: Fri, 15 Dec 2023 14:30

Our collective highlights of a fantastic 2023

It's been an incredible year for the physical activity agenda in Oxfordshire. We've seen a real step change in awareness of the phenomenal difference that moving more makes – not just to our health and wellbeing, but on prevention, reducing pressure on health services, improving life chances, and connecting up systems and communities.  

We're pleased to share with you our ten key highlights from 2023. These have only been achieved thanks to the efforts of multiple partner organisations, working together as a collective towards the shared goal of transforming health and wellbeing through physical activity. Read More »

Goalball - an inclusive and competitive sport designed with visual impairment in mind

Posted: Tue, 3 Oct 2023 13:15

Goalball - an inclusive and competitive sport designed with visual impairment in mind

Phoebe, Active Oxfordshire's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coordinator, recently attended a Goalball session, a sport specifically designed with visual impairments in mind. She reflects on the inclusive nature of the sport and the organisation, as well as the enjoyable aspects of the Goalball itself. Read More »

Reflections on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Active Oxfordshire

Posted: Wed, 13 Sep 2023 13:20

Reflections on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Active Oxfordshire

For the past year, Phoebe Gibbons, Active Oxfordshire's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, has been dedicated to developing and improving EDI at the organisation. She reflects on work of the organisation, and looks forward to how we can continue to move in the right direction to make Oxfordshire a more inclusive and equitable county. Read More »

Active Oxfordshire team at CyclAbility and Bike Oxford event

Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2023 11:11

“Why can’t all events be fully inclusive?” – a reflection on inclusion in sports events

"If we truly want more disabled people to be active, then we need to be far more creative and inclusive with our formats." Andrew Douglas, Found of Parallel Windsor

With 1 in 5 people in the UK living with one or more disabilities or health conditions, there are thousands of people who are impacted by barriers to physical activity, including residents in Oxfordshire. At Active Oxfordshire, we believe everyone should have the right to be physically active in ways which work for them. Read More »

A bike is a ‘symbol of freedom’: the magic and beauty of a community project

Posted: Thu, 18 May 2023 11:00

A bike is a ‘symbol of freedom’: the magic and beauty of a community project

Sanctuary Wheels turns 1!

In May 2022, with the help of Cyclox, Asylum Welcome and a number of other amazing Oxfordshire-based organisations, we launched Sanctuary Wheels to provide bikes to refugees and asylum seekers across the county. With a shared goal of making Oxfordshire a more welcoming home for those who have moved here to escape from conflict, over 600 bikes have been donated, repaired, and given to refugees in Oxfordshire. Read More »

Happier, healthier, more attentive children: the impact of Creating Active Schools in Oxfordshire

Posted: Wed, 10 May 2023 10:50

Happier, healthier, more attentive children: the impact of Creating Active Schools in Oxfordshire

For the past two years, Active Oxfordshire has partnered with Creating Active Schools (CAS) to help schools across Oxfordshire embed physical activity into their learning environments. The CAS framework is designed by health and education experts with the aim of improving the physical health and mental wellbeing of children, increasing concentration, and encouraging socialisation and collaboration between students at school. Read More »