City profile assesses health and physical activity in Birmingham
Posted: Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:53
A wide-ranging "city profile" which provides key statistical analysis of Birmingham in relation to health, wellbeing and physical activity has been published by Sport Birmingham.
The Birmingham City Profile is an easy-to-read document containing useful information for partners, stakeholders and those involved in sport to help shape future projects and identify challenges faced across the region.
It contains a simplified statistical breakdown of the city's demographic, life expectancy, activity rates, crime and life satisfaction, sports facilities, health and education.
The report also assesses grant funding that has been made available to develop activities across the city over the past 12 months.
In 2017, 214 grants with a total value of £16.1m were made for projects in Birmingham.
As well as providing analysis, the City Profile also sets out a number of key challenges in a bid to the improve the quality of life for those living and working in Birmingham.
- How can the activity needs of Birmingham's growing population be met?
- How can organisations play their part in addressing health inequalities and improve health across the city?
- What are the best ways to make activities more accessible to those with disabilities and long-term health conditions?
- How can organisations partner with schools to improve the range of activities on offer to help children become more active outside of school time?
- Is there an opportunity for more organisations to link up with schemes run by Birmingham's wellbeing centres and hubs?
The full City Profile is also complimented by a series of documents covering the 10 Birmingham Districts in finer detail.
Paul Faulkner (pictured), chair of Sport Birmingham and Chief Executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, said: "The City Profile is a simple and very effective tool which can help organisations learn more about the city they're working in but also shed some light on how they can support funding bids and help tackle some of the challenges Birmingham faces around health and physical activity.
"Birmingham has a young and diverse population which is increasing rapidly, and we all have a part to play in making sure people in the region stay healthy and active.
"The City Profile should help organisations and key stakeholders understand how they can help meet the needs of people in the region and develop some of the projects and initiatives they are already involved in."
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Article by: Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce