#Marmot2020 highlights the need to tackle inequality through sport

Our response to the publication of #Marmot2020, The Marmot Review 10 Years On.

Responding to the publication of #Marmot2020, The Marmot Review 10 Years On, Youth Sport Trust Head of Health and Wellbeing Chris Wright said:

“The widening health inequalities highlighted by The Marmot Review 10 Years On should concern us all. It cannot be right that a young person’s opportunity to thrive and be healthy is so dependent on where they grow up and their family’s financial circumstances.

“This same inequality also correlates to levels of physical activity. At a time when young people’s wellbeing has been in decline, it is often those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds who are most likely to miss out on the life-changing benefits of sport to turn this around.

“We know that sport and play can make a huge impact on a young person’s life, helping them to feel happier, healthier and more connected. There has never been a more important time to harness the power of sport to tackle these inequalities to give every child the best start in life and the opportunity to thrive in a healthy community.”

The #Marmot2020 Marmot Review 10 Years On report can be read here: http://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/the-marmot-review-10-years-on