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VOLUNTEERING & MENTORING WITHIN SPORT, HEALTH, INCLUSION EMMA CAVANAGH PRINCIPAL SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
WHAT IS SPORT, HEALTH, INCLUSION?MAIN AIMS:Increase participation in sport and physical activity for young people, adults and older peopleDeliver training and accreditation programs for individuals and clubs.Develop a workforce to meet the needs of the communities in Bolton.Increase participation and support to those who find it difficult to access sport and physical activity.
WHAT IS SPORT?Coaching in SchoolsClub DevelopmentCompetitions and FestivalsCoach EducationDevelopment of School to Club LinksCoach MentoringClub Befrienders
WHAT IS HEALTH?Exercise Referral SchemePhase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Employee Health SchemesMove it – Health WalksHealth on WheelsOlder Persons Activity ProgramsActive Health Community ProgramsPhysical Activity Health Mentors Scheme
WHAT IS INCLUSION?Moving Up Through LeisureCommunity Sports DevelopmentFarnworth Inclusion Team (FIT)Juvenille Response TeamYoung Persons Mentor Scheme
SPORT – THE SOCIAL CONTEXTHistorically the development of sport has always had social goalsVictorian Public School & muscular Christianity, Church social action in 19th CenturyPublic Health Act 1875Central Council of Recreative and Physical Training 1935Introduction of Youth Service 19391950 – 60’s Sports policies broadly based on the concept of sport as a means of promoting social welfare and stability and recommended wider provision of sport and recreation facilities, government funding support of voluntary agencies then affirmed the view of sport as a vehicle for moral development and social regulation
1960s – 1970s Wolfenden Committee investigated development of sport and outdoor activities, noted absence of post-school opportunities for sport and affirmed role of sport in social development of young people. 1965 Sports Council developed – reflecting governments recognition of the state’s role in supporting the development of sport for social benefits.Emphasis on facility building and recognition of sport and leisure within issues of welfare and quality of life.1980s Action Sport established in response to urban riots, focus of resources on inner-city issues such as vandalism, unemployment and specific social groups. Focus on under-participating groups, including women. 1997 New Labour elected with principal policy of social inclusion, emphasis shift from activities to people, association of sport with building and strengthening communities.