Sport plays a vital role in tackling youth unemployment and negative impacts of cost-of-living crisis – new research shows how

Authored by researchers at the University of Bath and published during national Youth Work Week, the ‘Active for Employment’ report is the second in a series commissioned by the Sport for Development Coalition aimed at demonstrating to policy-makers how targeted sport and physical activity-based interventions can help to tackle health and societal inequalities in under-served communities – ultimately producing multiple cost savings to the public purse.

The Coalition is a growing UK-wide movement of organisations and networks using sport to intentionally generate positive health and societal outcomes. These range from improved mental wellbeing and social cohesion to reducing anti-social behaviour, crime and unemployment.

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