Walking and cycling programmes could soon be on offer to more people in North East Lincolnshire as part of a new government pilot

Sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner EQUANS have been awarded £76,000 from the Department for Transport.

Officers will use this funding to find out how social prescribing schemes could be expanded locally, helping to enable more local people to engage in active travel, such as walking and cycling.

Social prescribing staff in North East Lincolnshire work with people to understand their lives and help people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to activities and support in the community.

If North East Lincolnshire is successful with its proposals and given the go-ahead to take part in the national pilot, it could see social prescribing referrals for people to take part in activity programmes and projects that encourage walking and cycling as part of their daily travel. This could include social/guided walks or bike rides, equipment loans and new infrastructure.

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