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Get people back outside as a 'walking buddy'

Loneliness and isolation are a big issue for many people, and so is inactivity. An exciting new project is looking for friendly faces and people who enjoy walking and talking, to become part of a team of ‘volunteer walking buddies’. The aim is to help people who are battling with anxiety and a loss of confidence, so that they can get back outside.

To join the team you should:

  • have a friendly attitude and enjoy meeting new people
  • be happy to engage on a one-to-one basis with other members of your community
  • be able to motivate people and walk with an individual, whilst adhering to government Covid-19 guidelines
  • possess empathy and the ability to offer advice and support.

Your role will include:

  • 'signposting' individuals towards other supportive organisations by using the Frontline Uttlesford app (training provided)
  • helping individuals gain confidence and understanding on how to get back outdoors and stay active
  • assisting in the development of the project across the district.
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