Active Oxfordshire

Project: Community Impact Lab

Active Oxfordshire is a charity that seeks to combat health inequalities throughout Oxford by promoting physical activity.   

Adults with learning disabilities face significant health inequalities and have a considerably shorter life expectancy (around 20 years less) than the general population. Studies suggest that people with learning disabilities are physically less active than the rest of the population, more likely to lead sedentary lifestyles and more prone to obesity and associated health conditions. Active Oxfordshire want to ensure that their initiative 'Move Together' meets the needs of adults with learning disabilities and to encourage this group to receive support through the pathway. In particular, the Lab fellows will help to identify barriers that individuals face in taking part in physical activity, create a better understanding of the range of activities that appeal and provide recommendations for how Move Together can be adapted to provide more inclusive support. 


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