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Place Making

Place is a very important part of our lives. It's where we live, work, socialise, access education... Importantly for Active Oxfordshire it's where we become physically active.

Place-based working is a person-centred, bottom-up approach used to meet the unique needs of people in one given location by working together to use the best available resources and collaborate to gain local knowledge and insight. By working collaboratively with the people who live and work locally, it aims to build a picture of the system from a local perspective, taking an asset-based approach that seeks to highlight the strengths, capacity and knowledge of all those involved.

Active Oxfordshire is planning to work in identified areas in Oxfordshire which have the highest levels of inactivity (as identified by Sport England's Active Lives) and the highest number and levels of inequalities (as identified by the Oxfordshire Health Inequalities Commission).

Sport England have also identified place-based working through their Local Delivery Pilots as a key part of their strategy moving forward.

Information on their work can be found here.

District

Ward

Deprivation index – % of population in bottom 20% IMD

Health Inequalities Tartan Rug - Wards significantly worse than Oxon average (Number of indicators - total and highlighted)

Participation Data

(Inactivity rates adults 16+)

1

OXFORD CITY

Blackbird Leys

76.2%

16

6

31.95%

2

CHERWELL

Banbury Ruscote

36.2%

20

7

31.87%

3

OXFORD CITY

Northfield Brook

72.5%

18

7

29.44%

4

CHERWELL

Banbury Neithrop

n/a

11

6

28.94%

5

CHERWELL

Bicester West/Town

n/a

3

2

27.90%

6

SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE

Didcot Park

n/a

4

4

27.65%

7

CHERWELL

Bicester East/Town

n/a

4

4

26.94%

8

OXFORD CITY

Rose Hill & Iffley

53.6%

12

6

25.68%

9

OXFORD CITY

Littlemore

n/a

15

6

25.68%

10

SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE

Didcot All Saints

n/a

6

3

25.53%

11

CHERWELL

Kidlington South

n/a

25.29%

12

CHERWELL

Banbury Grimsbury & Castle

28.8%

12

4

24.78%

13

WEST OXFORDSHIRE

Witney Central and South

n/a

6

3

24.18%

14

CHERWELL

Kidlington North

n/a

23.57%

15

OXFORD CITY

Barton & Sandhills Ward

51.3%

15

6

23.45%

VALE OF WHITE HORSE

Abingdon Caldecott

32.2%

7

5

*Data not available

These pages will highlight the work done in a partnership approach to tackle inactivity in these places.

For further information on this programme or if you would like to be involved please contact Senior Strategic Relationship Manager Ed Nicholas on ednicholas@activeoxfordshire.org.

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