We’re joining forces with sport inclusion charity Access Sport to help tackle stark health inequalities in Greater Manchester. This new partnership combines our resources and expertise to help address and support the unmet needs of 15,000 disadvantage local young people and their families in the next two years.

Young people in disadvantaged communities have poorer life chances than their peers, and they are more likely to face worse isolation, mental health issues, and struggles at school or unemployment. Sport and physical activity can significantly improve the situation.

Our partnership with Access Sport will encourage young people into community sport, and provides them with access to our Manchester Institute of Health & Performance to experience sporting opportunities, teach children to cycle and inspire the next generation of community leaders.

Local people and communities in Greater Manchester will be able to access Access Sport’s award-winning community sports development model, while using our world-class facilities, health and fitness experts, educational resources and tools at Nuffield Health, to live a healthier life.

Brendan Street, Nuffield Health’s Head of Charity, says: “We are so excited to partner with Access Sport to improve health inequalities, sporting provision, employability skills and social mobility in Greater Manchester.

“We are committed to building a healthier nation, and that starts with delivering meaningful change to individuals and local neighbourhoods. Together with Access Sport, we aim to empower and support the communities we are part of.”