People in Birmingham and the Black Country are getting cycling, walking and other physical activity on prescription from their GP to improve both their physical and mental health thanks to a new social prescribing scheme.

Social prescribing aims to reduce health inequality and make active lifestyles more attractive to people by offering free-to-access cycling and walking activities, such as walking groups, free bikes and cycle training.

Working with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) launched the programme in response to an ever-growing need to find new and innovative ways of tackling key health issues including obesity, poor health, inactivity and loneliness – issues which have been a factor for those hardest hit by the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Cycling and walking on prescription launched in Birmingham and the Black Country to boost health and wellbeing (wmca.org.uk)

 

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