We are delighted to announce that our partnership with the Italian city of Bologna has been shortlisted for the Dear Future Social Innovation Award. Our joint Bella Mossa programme uses the BetterPoints app and management system to reward citizens of Bologna for using their cars less.
Mary is a primary school teacher in Hampshire. These days, Mary describes herself as reasonably active: “I’m not a coach potato,” she says. Mary picked up the BetterPoints app just seven weeks ago and jumped straight into the National Walking Month challenge.
June is a mother of three from east London. She walks a lot and volunteers at a community cafe. But June likes a challenge, and when her local gym closed she had to seek it elsewhere. Then she discovered BetterPoints. Not only can she now join any challenges available to her in the BetterPoints app, she can also donate the points she earns back into her community.
A number of months ago, I was sitting in a seminar up at Edge Hill University in West Lancashire pondering a diagram that was placed on a screen by an NHS consultant, called the “Cycle of Inactivity”. Maybe you have seen this before… Think of a circular clockwise diagram that depicts how a person might… Read more