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Case Study

Finding your Feet

Walking programme

The Finding your Feet programme led by community 360 collaborated with three GP practices in the Braintree District: the Freshwell Surgery, Finchingfield; Fern House Surgery, Witham; and Coggeshall Surgery, Coggeshall.

The programme was designed to support and encourage people who are less active to take part in regular local walks, tackling inactivity and social isolation.The Finding Your Feet walks were set up as part of a ‘Green Prescribing’ initiative which allows the practice staff to refer directly in to walking activities set up in and around their surgery.

 

Group 1
Who is it for?
Residents in Braintree, wanting to lose weight
Goal 1
Prime Objective:
to encourage residents to lead healthy lives
Goal 2
Second Objective:
to increase awareness of local area
 
Finchingfield walk with Finding your Feet walking group
 
59
separate weekly walking activities
3
different locations
26
people attend the walks
 
If we can support one person to make a noticeable difference in their physical or mental health then I believe we are doing a good job.
Jo Bryant, Volunteer Lead
Jo Bryant, project lead for Finding your Feet
 
I joined with limited mobility and walked with a frame. The walks have changed this and I am now more sociable, meet new people and walk without mobility issues. Finding Your Feet has been supportive and encouraging and I’ve also felt the benefits to my mental wellbeing.
A participant
 
 
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