Walking for Purpose is a free walking and employability project for residents of Sheffield who are seeking to improve their employment prospects. The project aims to work with participants in their local community to improve their health by accessing a weekly programme of walks. Each walk is then followed by an employability session delivered in partnership with local employability providers.

If any organisations or businesses would like to be involved in the project, please get in touch. The programme includes workshops that range from confidence building and self-belief, to hearing about training and volunteering opportunities, plus much more.

Benefits to walking

Firstly, we want to improve your health and walking can have significant health benefits, which is something we would like to support you with. We also know that each individual is on their own journey and has their own hopes and aspirations.

We aim to be a stepping stone towards helping you achieve those goals. Accessing the project means that you have the opportunity to work closely with employability providers and other partners, and make the most of their skills and knowledge. Walking for Purpose is free to attend and open to anyone who wants to improve their employability skills, get more active, and is over the age of 16.

When the walks take place

From October to December, walks are taking place on the following days:

  • every Tuesday at 82nd Chapeltown Scout Hall, Burncross Road, Sheffield, S35 1RX, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • every Wednesday at Firvale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, Sheffield, S4 8GU, 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • every Thursday at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ, 11am to 1pm

If you know anyone who would benefit from the project please contact us for more information.

Contact Walking for Purpose Team