Walk-ER provides walks within Neilston, Barrhead, Eastwood Park, Cowan Park, Rouken Glen Park, Dams to Darnley and Giffnock.
East Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is responsible for all Health and Social Care Services within the East Renfrewshire local authority boundary. The HSCP Health Improvement Teamsï¿½ key aims are to improve health and reduce health inequalities. We deliver a range of services and training as well as contribute to local planning.
Physical activity is a key priority and we have developed our walking programme, Walk-ER, through engagement with local groups and individuals.
Our Project has a very committed team of volunteers who offer local walks within their neighbourhood or park. We offer a range of low-level to moderate/fast paced walks depending on the needs of the individual walker.
Our walks are free and last from 20 minutes up to an hour. A hot drink and a chat afterwards is always encouraged.
Some of our walks are offered in Partnership with key local agencies and therefore within Neilston and Rouken Glen Park we do offer walks that are over the hour for people wanting more of a challenge. Regular day trips are organised for group members.
We offer two Strength and Balance Classes within Barrhead Health Centre and Eastwood Health and Care Centre for people looking to build up their confidence to walk or to remain independent. In Partnership with Kirkton Service and East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust we offer Chair Based Exercises across the authority area. We also provide support for people to gain access to Live Active and Vitality Programmes offered to all adults.