What is our impact

Our innovative community-based exercise program is focused on people who are ‘marginal, high risk and hard to reach’ who often have concerning co-morbidity problems e.g. illicit drug and substance misuse, a diagnosis of mental health and/or offending behaviour. These adults have difficulties accessing, trusting and re-engaging with traditional services.

By combining the insights from our client’s experiences with validated impact measurement and evaluation tools, we are now closer to evidencing the difference Sporting Recovery makes to the lives of vulnerable adult and their local community.

Samson's Story

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″it’s like a tablet you don’t have to take. All you need to do is to go down there…″


Giving a voice to the unheard is at the core of what we do. Listen to these personal stories and share in the positive difference Sporting Recovery makes to the unseen and unheard, and to the wider community.

Billy's Story

Evaluation Tools

To ensure both clients and the project are achieving the desired outcomes, all participants will have their BMI and a Well-being profile was taken at regular intervals. Post user surveys will also be employed.

Soft Outcome Tool

RED Indicates that the user turns up with prompting but may not necessarily join in the activities or socialises

YELLOW They attend the sessions without prompting but may not always participate in the activities or socialise with the group

GREEN Indicates that they attend the sessions regularly, socialise with other participants and are willing to become a volunteer in the programme

We use this data to help monitor our support to most at-risk people engaging in positive, healthy and activities.

Floyd's Story

Success from within

Sporting Recovery CIC originated from the Peckham & St. Giles football project. From the outset this project was very successful, with around 170 participants attending the programme. Over forty percent of the service users on the programme either reduced or were able to come of their prescribed medication. The football team, established by the service users won the league. However, the greatest success was the integration of a ‘revolving door’ service user who has been able to gain a qualification, reduce his medication and obtain full-time employment. I believe the directors have the expertise and determination to make a success of the CIC.

Dr Steve Church

NHS Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult MHS)


The Unheard and Unseen

Contact Us

Our email
Tel: 0300 030 1233

Where to find us

Venue Address:

Damilola Taylor Centre
1 East Surrey Grove
London, SE15 6DR