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Posted: Wed, 7 Feb 2024 10:30

The life-changing and powerful impact of being active: a Move Together case study

"I would never have believed that exercise would be so powerful and can make such a difference to someone's life." Jackie, Gemma's Mum

We met with Gemma, who graduated from the Move Together pathway in November 2023, to hear about her experience on the pathway and to understand the profound effect Move Together has had on her life.

Gemma has an incredibly inspiring and moving story, which we hope will encourage anyone feeling nervous about joining the pathway, to give it a go. Read More »

Schools at their creative best: Opening School Facilities funding in action

Posted: Thu, 18 Jan 2024 12:48

Schools at their creative best: Opening School Facilities funding in action

Opening School Facilities (OSF) is entering its third year of funding, and it's been amazing to see firsthand the impact that this funding is having on schools and their surrounding communities. Over 30 schools across Oxfordshire now receive funding, and more than 50 projects are in motion. This means that more than 3,000 children and 500 community residents are now engaging with new opportunities to be active. Read More »

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 »

Posted: Wed, 22 Nov 2023 11:00

Tackling abuse against women and girls: the vital role that sports clubs & providers play

Please note: this blog contains sensitive and potentially distressing themes. If you are affected by... 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 »

Newly launched Active Neighbourhood Scans will bring people together to create happy, healthy, and active places to live

Posted: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 09:04

Newly launched Active Neighbourhood Scans will bring people together to create happy, healthy, and active places to live

Oxford is the second most unequal city in the country, with 10 of 83 wards being within the top 20% most deprived areas in the country, and having low outcomes in terms of childhood obesity and physical and mental health in adults. People in lower socioeconomic groups are twice as likely to be inactive as those in the highest socioeconomic groups.

We take a place-based approach with the aims of creating equal opportunities in priority neighbourhoods where residents face more barriers to physical activity, to create happy, healthy, and active communities, and Active Neighbourhood Scans can support with this. Read More »

Access Sport Oxfordshire: Making sport more accessible and inclusive across the county

Posted: Fri, 4 Aug 2023 12:20

Access Sport Oxfordshire: Making sport more accessible and inclusive across the county

During its' first year, Access Sport Oxfordshire has proudly worked with Oxfordshire-based sports clubs and organisations, communities, and residents, to make sure children and young people facing barriers to physical activity can enjoy the huge benefits which being active brings. The incredible work of Access Sport Oxfordshire has had significant positive impact, improving access to sports for 330 young people from priority neighbourhoods. 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 »

YouMove helps over 6,000 people across Oxfordshire to be active together

Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 09:50

YouMove helps over 6,000 people across Oxfordshire to be active together

Since going live in May 2022, YouMove has supported 6,208 individuals from 1,697 families across Oxfordshire,... Read More »

Move Together: celebrating 12 months of collective impact across Oxfordshire

Posted: Mon, 5 Jun 2023 10:00

Move Together: celebrating 12 months of collective impact across Oxfordshire

ImageSince April 2022, Move Together has supported over 1,700 people in Oxfordshire and has played a significant... Read More »