Walking for Purpose is a free walking and employment project that aims to engage with people across Sheffield who are currently looking for employment and to increase their physical activity levels through walking, which we know has proven significant health benefits. 

The project provides a weekly programme of walks, workshops and experiences that are co-designed with the local Voluntary Community Sector in each local community.

The programmes runs in 10 week blocks with the walks followed by workshops ranging in content from building confidence and self-belief to working closely with employment providers, making the most of their skills and knowledge to ensure an effective and enjoyable project.

The project is open to anyone over the age of 16 and a Sheffield resident who is looking for work. People can self-refer into the programme or be signposted from a number of employment providers. 

We are currently working with organisations including Darnall Wellbeing, Darnall Family Development Project and Soar. Participants will attend workshops delivered by, Learn Direct, Prospects, Sheffield MIND, The Suit Works and Voluntary Action Sheffield . If any organisations or businesses would like to be involved in the project, please get in touch.

Walks take place on the following days:

  • Tuesdays at Chapeltown Library starting at 12.30 pm 
  • Thursdays at Darnall Wellbeing starting at 10.30 am 
  • Fridays at Sheffield Town Hall (City Centre) starting at 10 am

If you know anyone who would benefit from the project please contact us for more information on how to refer into the project.

Walking for Purpose Team

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0114 273 4266

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