Walking and cycling prescription trial funding allocations published
Eleven local authorities in England have been funded to enable health workers prescribe walking and cycling to patients.
Funding allocations for each of the 11 local authorities taking part in a £13.9 million trial that enables health workers to prescribe walking and cycling to patients have been published for the first time today by Active Travel England (ATE).
The active travel social prescribing scheme, which was launched in August 2022, is helping councils launch a range of projects that will evaluate the impact of active travel on an individual’s physical and mental health, such as through reduced demand for healthcare appointments and reliance on medication due to more physical activity.
Recipients include Bradford City Council, which has received £1.34 million to deliver projects that will see patients offered free access to guided walking and cycling activities, cycle training and bike loans.
In Plymouth, the council is using its £1.2 million share of the funding to help tackle patients’ individual barriers to active travel by working with them to develop personal walking and cycling plans.
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