Nuffield Health is Access Sport's Health and Wellbeing Charity Partner.

Access Sport is collaborating with the UK’s largest healthcare charity, Nuffield Health, in an innovative new project to tackle stubborn health inequalities in Greater Manchester. This ground-breaking project will combine resources and expertise to tackle the unmet needs of 15,000 disadvantaged local young people and their families in the next two years.

Young people in disadvantaged areas have poorer life chances than their peers. They face higher levels of isolation, mental health issues, disability and long-term health conditions, challenges at school and unemployment. However, sport and physical activity can significantly improve this situation.

The partnership between Access Sport and Nuffield Health aims to provide young people with access to inclusive community sport; sporting opportunities at Nuffield Health’s Manchester Institute of Health & Performance; cycle training; and young leaders training aimed at the next generation of community leaders.

The partnership will build upon Access Sport’s award-winning community sport development model whilst utilising Nuffield Health’s world-class facilities, health and fitness experts and educational resources, to give more local people, and neighbourhoods, the tools to live a healthier life.

This project was launched in Greater Manchester in 2022 and has the potential to be replicated in other UK towns and cities.