Projects - Health Walks

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EDINBURGH & LOTHIANS GREENSPACE TRUST (ELGT)

0131 445 4025
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Adults, Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

109/11 Swanston Road, Morningside, EDINBURGH, EH10 7DS
0131 445 4025

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information SERVICE DETAILS

Walking Group meet at Crew Medical Centre on Thursdays at 1:00pm - 2:00pm .

Walking Adventures meet at Crags Centre on Tuesdays at 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Grab you shoes and come for a gentle walk with a twist of outdoor fun each week.

Outdoor walking programmes to encourage people to explore their local greenspaces to help them improve their health, wellbeing and to reduce isolation.

ELGT delivers walking programmes with a focus in areas of SIMD which involve using nearby greenspaces in the area. This includes South Edinburgh, Oxgangs and Craigmillar. All the groups follow the health walk model as they involve people with health inequalities.

It aims to help provide timely and appropriate interventions which promote recovery. Participants aim to gradually increase the levels of activity by increasing the distance or time spent walking, while building up the social aspects to help them develop capacity and bond as a group, encouraging continuation of activities after the programme ends. Refreshments are provided at the end of each walk, which will encourage a more social atmosphere to the events. The routes include sites with a heritage interest that can be used to bring communities together that would help with cultural bridging. We also encourage volunteers to become walk leaders to ensure that the activity continues once there is a core group of people participating.

Funded by: Paths For All

Outputs:

- 10 walking programmes in areas of South Edinburgh, Oxgangs, Dumbiedykes, Craigmillar and Leith /Lochend.
- Each walking session is run with groups of approximately 8 people which is made up of approximately 4 current walkers and 4 new walkers per group.
- Sessions are initially between 30 min and 1 hour long.

Outcomes:

- Reduce isolation
- Encourages the participants to gain new friendships
- Increase levels of activity
- Bring communities together
- Help with cultural bridging

For further information, please get in touch.

Other Services Run By

Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust (ELGT)

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