Living Streets’ unique initiative that enables businesses to tackle social isolation through improving the lives of older adults in their local communities.
Walking Friends is a bespoke package, fitted to your company and staff needs, and will include activities that will not only meet your corporate responsibility objectives but also enable staff to support isolated older adults in the communities you work within.
Living Streets-led training will equip your staff with the knowledge and confidence to deliver led walks for older adults.
We will support the approach and relationship between your organisation/volunteers and local care homes.
We will provide PR/media support to promote our partnership.
We will supply branded promotional materials to engage staff and raise awareness of our partnership.
We will create an evaluation report outlining the difference your support has made.
We will provide a dedicated account manager throughout.
Reduce social isolation
Supporting people aged 65+ within their community by engaging them in walking activities, getting out and about and encouraging new friendships.
Support physical and mental health for staff and older people
Walking helps prevent long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. Being engaged in meaningful activities at work/in the community is an important part of good mental health.
Regular exercise causes an overall work performance boost of about 15%.
Boost morale and job satisfaction
Upskilling staff and supporting the communities they operate within, demonstrating that you care about staff health and wellbeing. Investing in walking activities will make them feel valued and proud of their workplace.
Reduction of absenteeism
Walking schemes can reduce the amount of sick days taken by staff, leading to lower absenteeism costs for the business.
Return on investment
A highly engaged workforce can improve operating income by 19.2%.
Get in touch
If your business is interested in tackling social isolation in your community, why not set up a Walking Friends initiative with Living Streets?
We can deliver packages for any sized business to include walk leader training, community outreach, and advice on safeguarding frameworks.
Contact Alex McHardy on firstname.lastname@example.org