Reds Connect creates new opportunities for local people in the Central Area to engage, participate and connect. It helps address social isolation and loneliness, allowing participants to engender new relationships and enable local people to get active.
Reds Connect is an all-age approach that offers opportunities for men and women of all ages to engage in several activities designed to facilitate all. Physical activity will be at the heart of all sessions albeit gentle exercise, walking or more energetic circuits and football activity. Reds Connect will help participants to reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation by improving their physical health. The programme is funded through the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Central Area Social Isolation Fund. All our Reds Connect sessions are Free of charge to participants.
The aims of Reds Connect are:
- To reduce social isolation and loneliness among local people
- To increase the number of local people in the Central Area participating in local activities
- To improve physical and emotional wellbeing
Strolling Reds is a free weekly walking programme for adults of any age or gender, with walks commencing from various locations around Central Barnsley.
The aim of the group is to help local people get out of the house and improve general health in a relaxed and supportive environment.
On top of the health benefits, there is a social aspect to the group with opportunities to have a chat and connect with others about anything and everything.
There is no need to sign up online, simply turn up at the meeting point of the walk and join what is a friendly and welcoming group for everyone within the community.
All our activities include the opportunity for participants to open up connect and talk to their peers, build relationships, share experiences, discuss concerns or anxieties, support one another and offer suggestions for self-care and support. At times throughout the delivery, we will enhance the delivery of the activities with guest speakers and wellbeing activities to support participants further.
For further information on any of our Reds Connect activities or wider Health programmes, contact Sean Margison at [email protected]or alternatively call 01226 211333.