Why sport can save you money

Name of Meeting: Why sport can save you money
Date: Wed, 22/02/2012 - 09:00 - 16:30
Type: This meeting is public.
Venue: Verity House,
19 Haymarket Yards,
Edinburgh

Shared Investment in Sport and Physical Activity – Health, Education, Communities, Justice – Why sport can save you money

This one-day national conference will consider how investment in sport and physical activity can open up budget options across the public sector and deliver best value for investment. It will explore sport’s potential to help generate efficiency savings, act as a primary conduit for preventative spending and integrate with existing programmes to help develop innovative delivery models for outsourcing and sharing services. Through a series of case studies, delegates will be encouraged to consider how they can use sport as an important strategic tool to cope with the uncertainties of the current public spending environment and the challenges created as a result.

Topics to be covered

The potential of sport - Prevention is better than cure – the importance of sport in future public service delivery
The value of joining-up with sport – AM Masterclasses

  • Sport – helping improve the physical and mental health of a nation
  • Sport – helping tackle anti-social behaviour 

The value of joining-up with sport – PM Masterclasses

  • Sport – helping mould our young citizens of tomorrow
  • Sport – helping to develop stronger communities

Harnessing the potential of sport

  • Getting the delivery right – the role of social enterprises
  • Panel and Audience Discussion – how sport can contribute to the services you provide 

Agenda:

0900       Registration
0940       Chair’s Welcome
0950       Keynote Address: Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Scottish Government
1015       Q&A Session
1030       Prevention is better than cure: the importance of sport in future public service delivery
1055       Q&A Session
1110       Refreshments
1130       The value of joining up with sport – morning breakout sessions

Master Class 1: Sport – Helping improve the physical and mental health of a nation

Speaker 1:

Dr Charlie Foster, SPARColl, Senior Researcher, British Heart Foundation Research Centre, University of Oxford
Topic: Spend to save – The economic cost of inactivity: cost analysis of physical activity versus inactivity in Scotland

Speaker 2: Dr Wai-yin Hatton, Outgoing Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Topic: The case for placing sport and physical activity at the heart of NHS service provision

Master Class 2: Sport – Helping tackle anti-social behaviour

Speaker 1: Cameron Craddock, Streetsport RGU; Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader in Communication Design, Robert Gordon University
Speaker 2: Sergeant Hamish King, Anti Social Behaviour Unit, Grampian Police
Speaker 3: Filippo Antoniazzi, Director of Sport, RGU; Sport, Robert Gordon University

                Topic: Streetsport – a partnership approach (joint presentation from speakers 1,2,3)

Speaker 4: Andy McLaren & Robert McHarg, A&M Training

                Topic: Sport’s role in youth engagement and personal development

1300       Lunch

1345       The value of joining up with sport – afternoon breakout sessions

Master Class 1: Sport – Helping mould our young citizens of tomorrow

Speaker 1: Stewart Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Student Sport

                Topic: Further and higher education – building a robust business case for further investment in sport

Sport – Helping to develop stronger communities

Speaker 1: Stuart Turner, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Event Director, EventScotland

                Topic: Getting a return on your investment: the benefits to local communities of hosting sports events

Speaker 2: Neil Matheson, Founder, Atlantis Leisure, Oban

                Topic: Sport and physical activity: enabling and encouraging community-led service delivery

1515       Refreshments

1530       Harnessing the potential of sport

Speaker 1: Diane Cameron, Social Enterprise and Sport Coordinator, Senscot

            Topic: Getting the delivery right – the role of social enterprises

Speaker 2: to be confirmed

            Topic: How sport can contribute to the services you provide

                Panel discussion

1630       Chair’s Closing Remarks