Today (13 June), Welsh Ministers announced Living Streets’ Cyfeillion Cerdded Cymru three-year project, as a successful recipient of the Healthy and Active Fund.
Cyfeillion Cerdded Cymru will encourage older adults of 50+ to increase activity through walking and take part in led group walks. Adopting the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act – 5 ways of working, the project will work with partners to identify and access existing community networks, reaching those who can most benefit; in places where the indices of deprivation are highest. Older people will be supported to connect with local social networks, clubs and groups and participation in group walks will be encouraged.
Beneficiaries will be able to define local challenges to walking; through participating in Living Streets’ unique Community Street Audits – a method to assess street environments from the user’s perspective. Older people will be supported to voice the need for changes to their local walking environment.