People who are homeless experience some of the worst health outcomes in England and die 30 years earlier than the general population, with a life expectancy of just 47. But free fitness classes offered for homeless and vulnerable people are making huge steps to improve physical health and tackle issues like loneliness and isolation.
The Sport and Health Project, created by the Single Homeless Project with funding from Sport England, aims to transform the lives of homeless and vulnerable people through sport and physical activity.
The initiative is designed to get people more active to prolong lives and improve mental and physical health. Research suggests that for people with inactive lifestyles, even 30 minutes of physical activity a week can significantly improve health and longevity.