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Case Study

Brentwood Healthy Walks Scheme

Wonderful walks in Brentwood

Walking is a simple yet effective way for older people to combat feelings of social isolation and improve their overall wellbeing.

This is demonstrated with Brentwood's fantastic Healthy Walks Scheme. This free programme, led by trained volunteers, incorporates six sociable walks throughout the week on safe routes in parks throughout the locality.

With the changes that have taken place recently to our daily lives and routines due to the coronavirus, the Brentwood Healthy Walk Scheme is looking forward to welcoming participants back and hope that even more will get involved as people continue to work from home.

 

Group 1
Who is it for?
All residents in Brentwood
Goal 1
Prime Objective:
to ensure that all works are accessible and inclusive for all
Goal 2
Second Objective:
to reduce social isolation among older residents
 
Brentwood Walk2
 
100
walkers take part each month
30
volunteers sign up each month
15
years the programme has been running
 
We have been very lucky to retain the volunteers who lead the walks, as they are long-standing members of the community and enjoy leading. It has been great to see the walks develop over the past 15 years and introducing the specific walks over the last year has meant we have been able to broaden our audience reach and make a difference to more people.
Sarah Walmsley, Scheme Coordinator for Active Brentwood
 
 
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