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Be Active

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Walking is an ideal form of exercise. It’s free and requires no special equipment for you to take part, it’s accessible to all, easy to start doing, has all the benefits of activity with the added bonus of social contact and support. Torfaen Take A Stroll walks cater for a range of abilities, from beginner to advanced.

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Torfaen Sports Development Team support the development of sport and physical activity across the borough. They can advise on available activities and support people to become more physically active.


Blaenavon Town Council work with partners to deliver a range of opportunities to be active including over 60's exercise classes and family club. Contact Sophie Johnson, Community Wellbeing Development Officer to find out more

Tel: 01495 790643 / 07877 849143


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If you are working age you can sign up to weekly group sessions in Blaenavon or one-to-one support with Kay from Building Resilient Communities.

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Are you looking for some support to get active?

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National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS)

Aimed at those over 16 years of age, who are not used to being regularly physically active and have a medical condition, the Scheme is designed to provide opportunities to exercise that are fun, rewarding and that can be incorporated into everyday life.

If you feel that you would benefit from the scheme, are 16 and over and are suitable to join then you need to speak to your GP/practice nurse/health professional about being referred. Your GP or practice nurse will complete a referral form and provide you with a copy.


The Health Disability Pathway

If you have a disability and are interested in becoming more physically active take a look at the Disability Sports Wales website or contact your local Disability Sports Wales Officer


DSW Development Officer:

Holly Hinchey


01633 628965


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Education Programs For Patients (EPP)

Offer free 6 week health and wellbeing courses to anyone who lives with or cares for people that have long term health conditions. The courses are designed to give the participant tools to actively become self-managers of many of the symptoms associated with living with a long term health condition or for those who care for people who have them. The courses are all led by Volunteers who also live with long term conditions and have become tutors after being participants on the courses. For more information find them on Facebook.

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Managing bone, muscle and joint pain

Find information, advice and support to introduce, return to or continue physical activity at Activity and Exercise – Move Better Gwent (


Find information and support on managing osteoarthritis of the knee and low back pain at OAK – Options, Advice, Knowledge – Move Better Gwent (

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