Khizra Mosque Community Walk

Khizra Mosque Community Walk

This project aimed to encourage people to get out of the house and take part in light exercise.

Benefit of exercise

Exercise is beneficial for both physical and mental health. In adults, exercise has a positive impact on numerous chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, whilst in older adults it has been shown to help prevent falls. Physical activity improves mental wellbeing across all ages, including for people with disabilities. Physical activity can also deliver cost savings to the health and care system by reducing preventable illness thus demand on services.


Khizra Mosque

425 Cheetham Hill Rd,

Cheetham Hill,

Manchester M8 0PF

Project team

Khizra Mosque

Communities For All



The project was started by Communities for all who went off conversations with their volunteers and members. They wanted to encourage individuals and families to go on a walk around their local area, in a safe and socially distanced setting. The aim was also to encourage people to leave their homes post COVID-19 lockdown.

Quotes from Mohammed and Volunteers on the day:

"We Loved it"

“A young girl who came in not looking forward to it came back from the walk bouncing around with a big smile on her face”

“They found it an Adventure”

“We loved it, we didn’t even know that the park was there”

“Wished we could do it more often”

“Wouldn’t generally go for a walk as a family and they said that it was amazing what had been done”


The project went well from an initial sign up of 10 people 30 came along on the day. People said that they really enjoyed it and wanted to do more walks.

Strategic links to local/national policies



Helping people live healthier lives

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (MH Government, 2010)

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

The Manchester Locality Plan – A Healthier Manchester

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Manchester Prevention Programme

Increased mental wellbeing

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Reducing avoidable illness/death

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014).

The Manchester Locality Plan – A Healthier Manchester

Manchester Population Health Plan

Helping people age well

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Manchester Population Health Plan

Research/evidence base

Department of Health and Social Care (2019) - UK Chief Medical Officers' Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

Public Health England (2016) - Health matters: getting every adult active every day

Public Health England (2018) - Physical activity for general health benefits in disabled adults: Summary of a rapid evidence review for the UK Chief Medical Officers’ update of the physical activity guidelines.

Sherrington C, Fairhall NJ, Wallbank GK, Tiedemann A, Michaleff ZA, Howard K, Clemson L, Hopewell S, Lamb SE. (2019) Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012424.

Sport England (2017) - Review of evidence of the outcomes for sport and physical activity: A rapid evidence review.


Charlee Fitzgerald - Neighbourhood Health Worker

Tel: 07771 805 278

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