Uffo Athletic and Leisure Group Ltd was recently invited to contribute to ‘‘Walking for Everyone Report’’, a guide to making walking and wheeling accessible, inclusive, and desirable. March 2022.

Uffo Athletic is a group that empowers and supports the Somali and wider Muslim communities in London to lead healthier and happier lives through walking, athletic activities, and traditional/cultural games.

We provide “an environment that is open, empathetic, understanding and culturally appropriate.”

The group uses the understanding of the communities’ lived experiences and barriers to provide a programme of activities including walking, which meets the needs of local communities. The programme allows participants to experience the numerous physical and mental health and wellbeing benefits of physical exercise, including increased energy levels and confidence, whilst decreasing social isolation.

Walking for Everyone Report can be accessed in the link below.