Steps Together – a project of the New Connections social prescribing service
What is steps together?
Steps Together links people with a volunteer for a local walk. We take in countryside that would otherwise be inaccessible with a shared goal of 100,000 steps in a year
Why is it needed?
Sometimes people are unsure about walking alone because:
• They lack the confidence
• They have an illness or disability
• They lack the motivation
To stay safe during the pandemic, people need an outdoor activity to support their wellbeing.
Some volunteer Walk Leaders are keen to walk with individuals alongside their usual groups.
What change will we see?
Participants have the opportunity to exercise and relax in a natural environment, benefitting from improved fitness and mental health and links to social walking groups
Breaking down Barriers
• Offering one-to-one support from home
• Increasing knowledge and skills
• Working with local walking groups
• Having experienced, friendly volunteers
Contact Debbie or Harriet by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 01629 812154