The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Paths For All

Our Strength and Balance programme combines simple exercises with advice on walking to help adults stay active and independent.

Our programme was developed in response to the CMO Guidelines for Older Adults 2011, which recommends that older adults aged 65+ should aim to be active daily and incorporate activity to improve strength and balance twice each week.

Helping adults to stay active and reduce the risk of falls

The programme was developed with expert input and advice from Professor Dawn Skelton of Glasgow Caledonian University and has been trialled successfully with the Step Forth walking programme in Falkirk.

Our Walk Your Way to Strength and Balance Programme

The programme consists of 14 simple exercises that will improve strength and balance and reduce the risk of falls in adults.

Our resources include:

- A set of laminated cue cards for easy demonstration of the 14 exercises in a group setting. The cards include handy tips to promote an active lifestyle. Four exercises are for frailer older adults.
- A take home leaflet for adults that outlines 10 exercises and handy tips to be more active everyday.
- A 3.5 hour workshop led by qualified Later Life trainers for people working with older adults in care settings to learn how to encourage physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour and build strength & balance exercises into daily care.
- A 3.5 hour workshop for volunteers leading Health Walks in their community.

Prices & Ordering

Item Price

- Starter Pack (5 cue cards, 100 leaflets) £50 (incl. VAT)
- Strength & Balance Cue cards: £6.00 (incl. VAT) (+postage)
- Leaflets: £0.20 each (+postage)
- Half Day Strength & Balance Training workshop: Contact us to ask about the price of the workshop

Please place orders for resources at or contact for more information or to ask about a workshop.

For any other queries, please contact your local Paths for All Development Officer.
Days and Times
Contact Details

This record was last modified on: 09 July 2019