Our Themes

What We Do

In each of these areas, we are working with local communities, local authorities and other national organisations to understand how we can help families live healthier and more active lives.

Bringing together people with an interest in improving food systems and promoting environments to support activity and play in children and families
Play and Physical activity is a cross-cutting ActEarly theme which is developing research to support better environments and services that can provide opportunities for play and being more active

Our Places

In each of these areas, we are working with local communities, local authorities and other national organisations to understand how we can help families live healthier and more active lives.

Bradford Fisheye photo by Simon Sugden

Bradford

Bradford is the fifth largest city in the UK and has some of the highest levels of poverty and ill-health. It is ethnically diverse, with a large South Asian community and a rising prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets has one of the fastest growing, youngest, and most diverse populations in the UK. Levels of poverty remain high, particularly among pensioners and children, and the need for in-work welfare support is rising. Healthy life expectancy in the borough remains below the national average.

Our Partners

Act Early is supported by several key partners in education, planning, healthcare and local government.

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