West Wales Walking for Wellbeing is a project which aims to develop a sustainable, social prescribing model for community based ‘walking for health’ opportunities.
• Working with GP practices and other community settings/assets e.g. local leisure centres, National Exercise Referral Scheme
• The contribution of volunteers across communities in West Wales
• The use of mobility aides to improve access to our offer
West Wales Walking for Wellbeing offers programmes of walks designed to provide health and wellbeing benefits to those taking part
Big strides are being taken in west Wales to inspire people who might benefit from being more physically active to take up regular walking through a new and ground breaking project.
West Wales Walking for Wellbeing is being delivered through a cross sector partnership including Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Ceredigion Actif/Ceredigion County Council; Carmarthenshire Fifty Plus Forum (Walking Well Carmarthenshire); Hywel Dda Public Health Team and Snowdrop Independent Living in Haverfordwest.
The Project funded by the Healthy & Active Fund, a partnership between Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales.
The project aims to:
Provide accessible walking opportunities for those living in communities across west Wales
Work with GP practices and other centres in local communities to set-up sustainable ‘’walks for wellbeing’, most of which will be delivered by volunteers.
Highlight the benefits to both walkers and the health sector of supporting community based walking schemes
Demonstrate a sustainable model for social prescribing and walking activity. Walking groups will welcome referrals from health professionals for those most likely to benefit from taking part in health walks.
Demonstrate the value of community based walking opportunities
By appointment only