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Walk for Wellbeing is a new pilot programme aimed at giving vulnerable and isolated older people in Sutton the confidence to get back outside again, improve their fitness and re-engage with their community.

Walk and Talk Buddy Volunteers accompany a client on a leisurely weekly walk (in the client’s local area) for up to 12 weeks. The role includes:

  • Accompanying a client on a weekly walk (walking at the clients own pace)
  • Providing companionship and good conversation and getting to know the client
  • Assisting the client to use and connect their fitbit and app
  • Encouraging the client to participate in the social walking groups as their confidence grows (including accompanying client to their first session if required)

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Are fit enough to walk confidently at various paces
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Can use a ‘fit-bit’ and corresponding app (or willing to learn) 
  • Are willing to travel to various locations across the borough 
  • Have good IT skills

Please see the Role Profile for more details about the role

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