STEP 34

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Develop an inclusive programme for the least active adults to participate in sport and physical activity

Our plan to address this step:
  • Work with partners to develop inclusive programmes to support residents with long term conditions, older residents, and disabled people to be physically active as a routine part of social prescribing in the borough
  • Develop a network of clubs with disability inclusion embedded into their ethos
  • Develop engagement campaigns for under-represented groups
Tracking progress:
  • Targeted programmes in place; measures which support long term behaviour change
Who is involved:
  • Newham Council
  • Sports and physical activity providers
  • National governing bodies of sport

Can you help?

We rely on the support from organisations and individuals to help us deliver our goals. We are on the look out for more partners who are able to support this step. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.

Now is the time to act. Together we can make Newham a healthier borough.

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Newham changemaker

Approximately 16 years ago Paul recognised that there were no sports clubs designed for those with a disability. He believed everyone should have equal opportunities to keep fit and to participate in sports. He therefore started his very own disability multi-sports club which began with one participant,

his son. It grew organically by word of mouth and has developed into multiple sessions a week for a range of individual needs.


“As a PE teacher, I know how important it is for children and adults to stay active to be both physically and mentally healthy. That’s why I started the multi-sports club for those with a disability. I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives, and over the years I’ve seen how much these sessions can really have a positive impact on the health of residents who often get overlooked when promoting an active lifestyle.”

– Paul Archer, PE teacher


Contact us

Get in touch to find out how you can support the borough’s drive to be healthier.

We are on the look out for organisations and people in our community who are thinking differently, challenging the norms, trying new things and looking at ways they can help Newham be a healthier borough.

If you think you can help, we’d love to hear from you, email [email protected]

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