Getting physical activity support right for people with long-term conditions: sharing findings from a national conversation

Thursday 18th June 11:05 - 11:45

Being active supports the health and happiness of individuals, communities and whole populations; in short it improves lives. One in four people in England live with long term limiting illness and this group is more than twice as likely to be inactive as those without a limiting illness.

We know that the system, motivations and barriers to being active are complex and this can be further amplified for people who live with a long-term condition.

So, together, the physical activity sector needs to work differently to enable this group of people navigate the system and access the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

We have facilitated a national conversation that aimed to engage every part of the wider physical activity sector. We have asked critical questions that explored people's experiences and harnessed the power of our collective insight.

In this session we will share the early findings from this work that aims to understand and reshape the system, and ultimately to improve the experience of physical activity for people with long term conditions so they can live healthier and happier lives.


Dr Anna Lowe, Programme Manager at National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine

Pete Thomond, Chief Executive at Clever Together

Suzanne Gardner, National Partnership Lead for Health and Inactivity at Sport England