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Active Partnership

A charity, funded and supported by Sport England, and a number of other national and local organisations, and are part of a network of Active Partnerships across the country. Working across Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland with a wide range of local, regional and national partners, including local authority leisure teams, public health, planners, transport teams, the education, housing and criminal justice sectors to name a few, to make it easier and a more attractive proposition for people to be physically active. They are particularly passionate about helping under-represented groups and those who are currently moving for less than 30 minutes per week.

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Gateshead

Age UK Gateshead

An independent local charity working in the community since 1972, helping to support older people (50+), their families, and carers. Encouraging everyone to love later life, they provide information, advice, services, and recourses to older people living in Gateshead. Regular, ongoing social activities and events enable people to get out and about, find new hobbies, stay active and have fun! Some of the physically activities include Chair-Based Exercises, Yoga, Strictly Fit-Steps, Walking Groups, and Tai-Chi. To find out more visit the Age UK Gateshead homepage and select ‘Activities and Events’ and/or ‘Our Services’. A full timetable of activities and events is available to view online.

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Gateshead

Get Walking Gateshead

Ramblers Walking for Health

Step out in Gateshead and find regular wellbeing walks offered by local services across the borough, ranging from local parks and heritage sites to urban areas. It’s almost impossible not to feel good when walking outdoors – It’s a natural mood-booster! The great news is, we don’t need to walk far or fast to feel its effects on our health and wellbeing. All walks are free and led by fully trained Volunteer Walk Leaders. To find out more or to find a walk near you, please visit Rambler’s website.

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Gosforth

FREE Joint Pain Programme – Gosforth

Nuffield Health

A free 12-week Joint Pain Programme embracing the idea that physical activity can manage and prevent joint pain issues. Designed by experts in physical and mental health combining education, physical activity and emotional wellbeing support. And it works… People completing the programme report a significant improvement in symptoms, an improvement in quality of life and feel better able to manage in the long term. In addition to expert advice and hands-on instruction, the programme is delivered in the Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centres across the UK in groups of up to ten people, creating a support network and helping you to achieve your goals as a team. You will receive free complete access to all facilities at the Fitness and Wellbeing Centre during the duration of the programme and a significantly discounted full membership after. For more information and how to self refer please visit their website.

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North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside is a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. Their aim is for everyone to be able to love later life. One of the ways they achieve this is by offering a wide range of exercises and activities. They currently offer Walking Football, Seated Zumba, Strength & Balance classes, Seated Pilates, Functional Balance, and Seated Exercise. To find out how you can stay active and connected to your community, please visit the Age UK North Tyneside website.

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South Tyneside

South Tyneside: Wellbeing Walks

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

A well-established walking programme offering a range of guided walks across South and North Tyneside. Delivered by a dedicated team of trained Volunteer Walk leaders, all are free and offer a great opportunity to get outdoors, get active and meet new people. All walks are designed to ensure they’re suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels so are perfect for beginners or those returning to gentle exercise. With no previous experience necessary, everyone is welcome to join in. A full timetable of walks can be viewed or downloaded online and direct contact can be made with the Project Officer for further details and/or any specific concerns.

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South Tyneside

Age Concern Tyneside South

An independent, local charity working in the Borough of South Tyneside to support and empower older people (50+) to lead a fulfilling later life. They provide a central hub of services offering more choices to older people, to improve wellbeing and enabling them to make a difference as they age. Regular, ongoing social activities and events encourage people to get out and about, find new hobbies, stay active and above all have fun! Some of the physically activities include Gentle Exercise Classes, Walking Groups and Dancing to Music. To find out more visit the Age Concern Tyneside homepage and select What’s On and/or Our Services.

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Sunderland

Active Sunderland Walking Programme

City of Sunderland Council

Co-ordinated by City of Sunderland Council, the Active Sunderland Walking Programme offers a series of free, weekly health walks that take place at various locations across the City of Sunderland. The walks last between 30 and 90 minutes and routes take in the varied landscape of Sunderland, ranging from the coast and woodlands to local parks and urban areas. The walks are an excellent way to get out in the fresh air, meet new people and improve mental and physical wellbeing. A full timetable of walks can be viewed online and direct contact can be made with the Delivery Officer for further details and/or any specific concerns.

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Sunderland

Age UK Sunderland

A local and independent charity run by and for the people of Sunderland, to support older people in the city through the provision of quality services and by campaigning on issues that affect them. They are working hard to help older people in the area to get more out of later life and above all to enjoy it! They offer a range of services including free, reliable information and advice as well as many ongoing social activities and services, invcluding Community Support  Clubs which run regular seated exercise classes.  To find out how you can stay active and connected with your community, visit the Age UK Sunderland homepage and select Our Services, or, Activities and Events for more details.

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