More people to get active thanks to increased National Lottery Funding for Beat the Street
Middlesbrough, Northampton and a range of other areas will host the popular Beat the Street game thanks to an additional £696k funding from the National Lottery via Sport England. The extension will support a further 100,000 people through the physical activity programme that creates a buzz around getting outdoors and keeping active. The … Continue reading More people to get active thanks to increased National Lottery Funding for Beat the Street
Intelligent Health’s review of the past business year
Much like the academic year, the year at Intelligent Health runs ends in July, making it a good time to pause and reflect on everything that’s happened in the last 12 months. And what a 12 months it’s been. It’s been another strange and difficult year of living during COVID which has hit everyone hard. … Continue reading Intelligent Health’s review of the past business year
Beat the Street is returning to Wolverhampton for the summer holidays!
The walking, running, rolling, wheeling, cycling and scooting challenge will take place across the city from Tuesday 20 July to Tuesday 17 August, encouraging friends and families to get active together. The game forms a key part of the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Yo! Summer Festival, which will offer hundreds of events … Continue reading Beat the Street is returning to Wolverhampton for the summer holidays!
Dr William Bird’s reflections on 15 months of living with COVID
As most of us foresaw, the so-called “freedom day” has been slightly delayed with a four-week pause for the moment on restrictions being eased. While we hope that the numbers will fall, I thought I would pause for a moment to reflect on what it has been like living through the COVID pandemic. It has certainly … Continue reading Dr William Bird’s reflections on 15 months of living with COVID
Meet the team delivering Beat the Street Barnsley!
Nat Jackson (left) with Claire Barnes from Barnsley Council at the launch of Beat The Street Barnsley Barnsley’s Beat the Street challenge is now go for the second time! The game started on 10th June for six weeks with the aim of getting residents of all ages and abilities to ditch the car and to … Continue reading Meet the team delivering Beat the Street Barnsley!
Dr William Bird’s blog explaining the principles of “Proportionate Universalism”
The Beat the Street game has been played by more than 1.2m people since I created it in 2012 and key to its popularity and success with funders is that it actively addresses health inequalities at scale. In England the programme has been supported by £3.3m of National Lottery funding from Sport England, and … Continue reading Dr William Bird’s blog explaining the principles of “Proportionate Universalism”
Active Travel Scotland conference on Wednesday, 2nd June
The team from Intelligent Health is attending the Active Travel Scotland conference on Wednesday, 2nd June. The annual event is being held online once again this year and will be attended by active travel leaders from across the country. Speakers include Dr Paul Kelly, Lecturer in Physical Activity for Health, University of Edinburgh and Graeme … Continue reading Active Travel Scotland conference on Wednesday, 2nd June