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Walking for Health Training

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Inclusion Training – including people with a
disability in Health Walks and outdoor
activities

Course Overview:
This is an interactive and practical 4 hour course for Walk Leaders and
staff/volunteers involved in leading outdoor activities.
This training aims to increase confidence in supporting the inclusion of disabled
people in outdoor activities such as Health Walks or other low level activities. The
focus of this course is on ability rather than disability, and the aim is to help you to
influence and deliver good practice, to communicate effectively and to find out where
to go for further information.

The course is delivered by experienced trainers from Scottish Disability Sport.
Who it’s suitable for: Trained Walk Leaders, volunteers and staff from organisations
that offer outdoor activities.
Course Materials: Paths for All provides all training materials including a course
workbook and follow up slides and handouts which will be sent by email after the
course.
Duration: Four hours. You will go outside for 2 walking sessions during the course,
so please come dressed appropriately.
Price: To book your own course, delivered by our freelance trainers for up to 20
people, £600. If you are just looking for 1 or 2 places on a course, please check our
training calendar for courses and prices. If you can’t find what you’re looking for,
please contact us.
Location: Delivered in your local area.

Booking information: For more information or to book a course please contact
training@pathsforall.org.uk or call Marion Munro on 01259 222336.

Paths for All’s Big Fit Walk campaign

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The Big Fit Walk is now in its 14th year. Its aim is simple. We want to inspire communities across Scotland to come together for a walk to celebrate the benefits of being active. It’s about having fun and staying healthy, anyone can host or attend a Big Fit Walk during the month of June! The Big Fit Walk is a fun and social way to show people the joy of a short walk. Whether you are looking to showcase an area in your community, get your workplace or school more active, or recruit new walkers to your Health Walk, the Big Fit Walk is a simple and easy way to put short local walks on the map in Scotland. Paths For All provide Health Walk groups, community groups, workplaces, schools and others with free resources to organise their own 30 minute local led walk during June. From posters and invites to get people along to your walk to a guide on running a successful walk, our pack has all the resources you will need to make your Big Fit Walk a success!  To order your Big Fit Walk resource pack or download resources please visit: http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/bigfitwalk

Innovation in cycling and walking funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of up to £470,000 for innovative proposals that encourage more journeys by bicycle or on foot. The Department for Transport (DfT) will fund up to £470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling. Proposals will tackle current barriers and encourage more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change. Deadline: Wednesday 7th June. For more information, visit: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/15/overview.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BECOME MORE ACTIVE?

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A Volunteer Walk Leaders Training Courses is being held in Stonehaven on Thursday 6 October 2016. The course is designed to establish a group of local people (aged over 18 years) who are trained to promote and lead Health Walks on an ongoing basis.

Only one day of training is necessary but information will be provided to support development of local walks in Kincardine and Mearns for walk leaders attending the training through Paths for All and through local contacts.

A Health Walk is a short, local, low level walk which seeks to encourage and support people to become more active.  A typical health walk usually lasts between 10 minutes and 1 hour.

Date:

Thursday 6 October 2016

Time:

9.30am to 4.30pm

Registration from 9.15am onwards

Venue:        

McRobert Pavilion

Mineralwell Park

Stonehaven

AB39 2RD

 

Cost:     

FREE including resource materials

(packed lunch required)

For booking and more information please contact:

Brenda Johns, Clerical Officer, NHS Grampian

Email: nhsg.publichealth@nhs.net

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HELPING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BECOME MORE ACTIVE?

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pathys-for-all

A Volunteer Walk Leaders Training Courses is being held in Stonehaven on Thursday 6 October 2016. The course is designed to establish a group of local people (aged over 18 years) who are trained to promote and lead Health Walks on an ongoing basis.

 

Only one day of training is necessary but information will be provided to support development of local walks in Kincardine and Mearns for walk leaders attending the training through Paths for All and through local contacts.

A Health Walk is a short, local, low level walk which seeks to encourage and support people to become more active.  A typical health walk usually lasts between 10 minutes and 1 hour.

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Registration from 9.15am onwards

Venue:         McRobert Pavilion

Mineralwell Park

Stonehaven

AB39 2RD

 

Cost:      FREE including resource materials

(packed lunch required)

 

For booking and more information please contact:

Brenda Johns, Clerical Officer, NHS Grampian

Email: nhsg.publichealth@nhs.net

Paths for All Spring Step Count Challenge

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The aim is simple; to get people to walk more and feel the difference.
Whether it’s by walking to work, going for a lunchtime stroll or simply using the stairs rather than the
lift, the challenge is for people to enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.
How does the challenge work?
You enter as a team of 5 people. You’ll get a user account where you can record your daily
steps, share comments with your team and track your team’s progress on leaderboards.
Pedometers can be provided for your team so you can count your steps, or you can use
your own pedometer, favourite app or gadget. Goals are set to provide your team with
motivation and challenges to keep you walking.
Nominate a team captain, choose a team name and register at: www.stepcount.org.uk.
You can enter an individual team or you can enter multiple teams from your workplace.
The challenge starts on 18th April 2016 and lasts for eight weeks.
Entry to the challenge costs £5 per person and they can provide participants with a pedometer for
£5 (RRP£14.99), alternatively you can use your own pedometer or app