From Wednesday 18th March we are suspending all Health Walks for Health activities – including group walks, social activities and other meetings.
Coronavirus – the latest Ramblers advice (29 May)
Published: 29th May 2020
We want to make sure you are up to speed with Government guidance and our position about COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, changes to guidance have been announced in England, Wales and Scotland. Significantly, in England government has announced its intention to increase the number of people who can meet up outdoors. However official guidance on the detail is yet to be published.
Importantly, whilst we appreciate these announcements and easing of lockdown could be seen as a green light for some activity to restart, we must reiterate that for now Ramblers Walking for Health group walks and activities remain suspended until further notice.
This also applies to Walk Leader training sessions, these will be suspended immediately until further notice and at least until 31st May, subject to further developments.
We will keep you updated with the latest information the ramblers association response to the covid19 virus on https://www.ramblers.org.uk/coronavirus
The best way to contact us is to first check the website link for information
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
How to stay active while you are at home
Sport England have provided some useful ideas about how to stay active if you are at home. They can be accessed from their website on https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home
Thank you for your understanding and support, this is an unusual time for us all.
HOME BUT NOT ALONE
A new Suffolk-focused community service has been set up to support people who need help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Called ‘Home But Not Alone’, the service has been launched to help connect people who want to volunteer in their communities with neighbours who are most in need.
The service will mean willing volunteers, charities, town and parish councils, community and religious groups can all log their details and offers of support on an app, while people who need help can phone to request support. As the number of offers and requests grows, they will be matched so that the right help can be given where it’s most needed. This support could include delivering groceries, medication or essential household goods, in line with Government social distancing guidelines.
The free app, called Tribe Volunteer, can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The telephone number for those in genuine need of help is freephone 0800 876 6926 and will be staffed from 09:00 to 17:00, seven days a week.
The Home, But Not Alone service was created by partners from Suffolk’s councils, police, health bodies and charitable organisations which come together as the Collaborative Communities Board. Chrissie Geeson, the board chair, said:
“In these challenging times, it has been incredibly heartening to have so many people volunteer to help others. In villages and towns across Suffolk, people have taken it upon themselves to mobilise a small army of volunteers to do what they can for people in need.
“The support service will encompass this work but will bring structure and routine to these offers of help. This is just the start of this new service, so we expect the number of offers and requests to grow. People who want to help, or need help, should let us know and we will do the rest.
“It is testament to the hard work of all Suffolk organisations and sectors that we are able to offer this invaluable help.”
The telephone line is not a general information line for COVID-19 queries, but those in need can seek information on support with care needs, loneliness and to connect with community support. This is a new service and will adapted to demand over the coming weeks. People are still being urged to check gov.uk for the latest guidance on a wide range of issues and changes caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
OneLife Suffolk offer over 200 free, volunteer-led Health Walks across the county. There’s no need to book, and it’s a great way of getting more active, meeting new people and exploring the beautiful county. All walks are graded from 1-5 based on their difficulty, ensuring there is a walk suitable for everyone.
Where is my local Health Walk?
Every three months we release a brochure listing all of the upcoming Health Walks across Suffolk. These are available in your local library or tourist information centre.
Click HERE to check out our latest walks…brochures will be in local libraries. Alternatively, log on to www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder or use our postcode finder below to find a walk in your local area.
People attended a health walk in 2018
Find your local Health Walk
Address: OneLife Suffolk, Inspire Suffolk, Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, IP3 9QX
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Opening Hours: Monday till Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm