Welcome to The Be Well Partnership, an innovative and energetic group of community businesses which are trying to change the world – or at least that bit of it around Glossop. We believe that a little bit of social and physical activity does you good and we work with GP surgeries, schools, local clubs and community groups to find ways to help people break the habits of inactivity, isolation and loneliness.
As it says above, we are a Wellbeing organisation and our aim is simply to do what we can to make people feel happier and be healthier.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some sessions may be subject to change or cancellation. Please see the activity’s page for up-to-date information.
We are also asking that you do not attend any sessions if you feel at all unwell, and please take a lateral flow test before attending. All indoor sessions will have the windows open for ventilation, so please dress accordingly.
Subject to COVID-19 mitigations, we currently offer:
Walking Football: Wednesdays at 2pm
Whaley Bridge Memorial Park 3G pitch, top of Park Road SK23 7DJ
Paul is our activator; contact him through firstname.lastname@example.org
Gentle Walks: Tuesdays at 10am
For more information click here or email Ian at email@example.com
Walking Netball: Mondays at 10.30pm
Dinting Scout Hut on Adderley Place, SK13 6PA (first right going up Simmondley New Road)
The lovely Ann is in charge! Contact Jayne on 07590 839421 for more details.
Gentle Dancercise: Tuesdays and Fridays and Disability Dancercise: Wednesdays
Click here to see our full schedule, or contact Jayne on 07590 839421 for more details.
Chess Club: every other Wednesday, 1.30pm-3.30pm
First floor of Glossop library, SK13 7DG
Open to all levels of player. To learn more, contact David by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 01457 514654.
The Be Well Bugle
During the first lockdown, we started producing what became a monthly magazine to help us stay connected to our participants, partners and friends. It also did our team the world of good to be involved in such a positive and optimistic piece of work.
Volunteer with Be Well!
Our volunteers are a vital part of how we’re able to deliver our activities. If you’d like to volunteer with us, we’re always looking for people who want to try something new, and help make a real difference to people’s lives.
Right now, we’re looking for volunteers for our Trio-Bike Joyride programme and for our Community Allotment.
You don’t need to have any prior experience to volunteer with us – just a willingness to get stuck in and help out.
The Glossop Community Allotment aims to get as many different people as possible from across Glossopdale to enjoy and benefit from the wellbeing boost which comes from planting, tending and harvesting fruit and vegetables.
Our revamped Stroll and Natter programme has four walks each week categorised by the Walks for Health scheme as Very Easy. Using only trained walk leaders, we try to establish friendly supportive groups of walkers who value the opportunity to get out, join in with a positive initiative and get a little exercise. We are always pleased to welcome new faces.
Our Seated Movement to Music session is a fantastic way to relieve those daily aches and pains. You can have a boogie, join in with the songs and enjoy some low impact exercise. Many customers say how much better they feel afterwards.
With these sessions you get what it says on the tin, football with all the dashing about taken out. While our sessions mainly attract men of a certain age they are open to anyone who wants to try the fastest growing form of football in the UK. All you need is loose clothing, a pair of trainers and a sense of humour.
Inspired by seeing older men enjoying Walking Football our ladies asked us to sort out some Walking Netball for them and we were happy to oblige. We now have a thriving group who are keen to welcome new women who want a little gentle exercise and a lot of fun and laughter.
For the brain athletes out there our Chess Club meets every other Wednesday from 1.30pm-3.30pm upstairs at Glossop Library. Open to all adult players, whether old hands at the game or looking to learn!