Improving health through volunteer-led activities in the community

Description

Well Together provides a range of interesting, sociable, health-led activities delivered by dedicated activity volunteers. Our activities are free and run across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, in wheelchair-accessible venues. There are many groups available, including crafting, peer support and walking, and there is no limit to how many of these you can join.

Well Together is for adults aged 18 years or over and we welcome service users with long term health conditions. We do ask that people must be independent enough to leave their home un-aided and be well enough to access an activity in the local community run by a volunteer.

How can you access the service?

You can self-refer to this service by either calling 01274 259190 or by completing the self-referral form (see below).  GPs and other health professionals wanting to make a referral on behalf of a patient can do this using the professionals’ referral form (below).  

Once you have been referred to Well  Together, one of our team will contact you to find out what your interests are and match you to one of our many activities.

Download a referral form for GPs and other health professionals. You can also download a referral information sheet for professionals for advice and guidance on making a referral.

What we offer

Currently we are hosting some groups that meet in person and some that run virtually on-line.

Our walking groups are based across the district and are led by our trained volunteer walk leaders. For details on the range of activities and walks, please click on the links below.

Download our current activity list and our current walk list for April 2024.

You can also join The Yorkshire Dales Strollers on Sunday 28 April 2024 to discover the hidden gems of the Yorkshire Dales.

If you’re on social media, follow us on twitter and facebook, to keep up to date with the latest events:

Walking groups

We offer a range of health-led walks across the district led by trained volunteer walk leaders. Please see the walking list for more details and contact Well Together on 01274 259190 or email welltogether@bdct.nhs.uk before attending a walk, to make sure there is a place is available for you.

Well Together Walks training package

Well Together offer a bespoke walk leader training for anyone who would like to become a Volunteer Walk Leader for our service. You will be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get. As well as ensuring our walks are friendly, safe, and well run, walk leaders are also ambassadors for walking, showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives.

We also offer walk leader training to people wishing to lead a walk for other organisations or areas for a small cost. Please contact our service for more details.

Walk leader application form.

How can you access the service?

To access our services, you can complete the self-referral form  and email the completed version to welltogether@bdct.nhs.uk or complete the self-referral form at the bottom of the page.

Contact

Phone: 01274 259190 Email: welltogether@bdct.nhs.uk

The Holmewood walkers’ name change!

 

Holmewood walks have been going strong for many years, with a steady group of regular walkers.  They actually walk across a wider territory than the name suggests. Walk Leader Barbara Wainwright has routes around East Bierley, into Tyersal, Black Carr Woods (which borders Pudsey), and they sometimes walk along the canal at Apperley Bridge, to mention just a few!

It’s for this reason that we thought a name change was due.  Introducing the ‘All Rounders walking group’ – featuring folk from across Bradford for walks that are round trips, to keep interest up, (instead of going there and back the same way!) The All Rounders would love to welcome some new walkers. They meet for a 2-hour medium-paced walk on Mondays 9.45am at St Christopher’s Church, Holmewood Road.

Hear from some of the people who use the Well Together service:

Hear about the service from some of our volunteers:

 

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