Encouraging movement for all: supporting people with long term conditions to become more active

Thursday 9th May 13:05 - 13:45

It is understood that people with long term health conditions are nearly twice as likely to be inactive compared to the rest of the population. Significant barriers for these groups - range from physical symptoms of pain, tiredness, and breathlessness, to a lack of knowledge about what types of activity would be suitable for them and a fear of making their condition worse. The Richmond Group of Charities, which represents 15m people with long term conditions, have teamed up with Sport England to deliver a series of projects aimed at supporting people with long term conditions to become more active. This session will examine the learnings to date with a view to sharing replicable and scalable approaches.


Sarah Worbey, Head of Health at Sport England

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Manveet Basra, Public Health Manager at Breast Cancer Now

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Steven McFadyen, Programme Partnerships Officer – Sport & Leisure at Alzheimer’s Society

Making connections – replicable and transferable lessons


Michelle Roberts, Physical Activity and Health Programme Manager at The Richmond Group of Charities