Our walking buddy scheme is called Move Mates

It gives people the confidence to get outside and get moving with one of our volunteers

Need a walking buddy?

Your walking buddy ‘Move Mate’ will meet you at your front door and accompany you wherever you want to go; perhaps it’s a walk to the local shop or to pick up a prescription, or it could be a walk to an activity you’ve wanted to attend, maybe you fancy a walk around the block just to get you moving and have a chat.

We can help anybody of any age. You might be facing:

  • mobility worries
  • fear of falling
  • social anxiety
  • loneliness

Move Mates will be able to advise you on some basic exercises to help with balance and coordination too!

Want to help someone get out and about?

Want to do something amazing and be a Move Mate?

Are you compassionate, a good communicator and empathetic to people from all walks of life?

You will be allocated a person who needs help to get out and about. You will meet at their front door and accompany them wherever they want to go.

To do this role you need to undertake a DBS check, provide a character reference (on application form) and take part in a training session with us which includes adult safeguarding, basic mental health awareness and and some basic exercises to help with balance and coordination too. There is no minimum commitment.