Travel Actively is Active Cumbria’s new programme aimed to provide a wide range of cycling and walking interventions to help attract people into new ways of travelling actively in Barrow and Carlisle.
The three-year programme aims to support, encourage and enable people to be more active by cycling, walking and wheeling for everyday journeys. ‘Travel Actively’ has received £1.5million from the Department for Transport (DfT) Active Travel Social Prescribing Pilot Delivery fund. Cumbria is just one of eleven local authorities in England to have been awarded a share of £12.7million.
The programme, delivered by a team of four, in the localities of Barrow-In-Furness and Carlisle, will focus on the following groups:
- Older adults (60 years old and older)
- People with a disability or with a long-term health condition(s)
- People from poorest communities
- People from ethnically diverse backgrounds
- Children and young people
- People socially prescribed or signposted
Through a range of initiatives, Travel Actively will support people to overcome barriers, develop relevant skills and increase confidence. This will result in a positive behaviour change towards travelling actively and people adopting a more active lifestyle.
The programme is supported by the Travel Actively Fund - a funding source for organisations working with, or planning to work with the targeted audiences in Barrow and Carlisle. Find out more here
Be Part of It!
If you are interested in being involved in any of the activities and opportunities offered as part of the Travel Actively programme, please complete the form here. You can also contact us for an informal discussion - please use the link at the top of this page.