What is it?
Exercise Buddies is a project which aims to increase the amount of physical activity that people with a learning disability and their parents/carers engage in. By supporting them in a range of activities, Exercise Buddies aims to improve both their physical and mental health. There are two Physical Activity Officers who oversee the running of the scheme by arranging and delivering activities across the county both within Pembrokeshire Leisure and externally.
It is a joint funded project between Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion which receives grant funding from the Integrated care fund provided by Welsh Assembly Government.
The project aims to ensure that new activities are built into sustainable projects within peoples own communities. The objective is to initiate and support the development of the participants in order for them to take ownership of their activities. By the end of the project, there will be enough trained people to enable social walking/running groups to be self-sustaining.
Who is it for?
Exercise Buddies is specifically for adults with learning disabilities and their families/carers across Pembrokeshire.
How much does it cost?
Many of the activities are free.
There is a charge for Let’s Get Active which is paid to the Leisure Centre at which the activity takes place.
It is free to register with Pembrokeshire Leisure which can be done on the ‘Pembs Leisure’ App, available on AppStore and GooglePlay or at the top of our Website by clicking on "Book now"
Let’s Get Active charges
- Full price £4.20
- Loyalty Price £3.40 – Annual loyalty card purchase required at £5.00.
- Included in the Passport to Leisure Membership which costs £10.00 per month. Proof of eligibility is required. Please contact your local centre for more information.
Terms & Conditions apply:
Sessions are subject to change. Booking is required. Eligibility criteria must be met to qualify for subsidised pricing.
What is included within the programme?
The current Exercise Buddies timetable includes:
- Multisport Fun
- Lets Get Active* (LGA)
- Walking Football
- Complete a Mile
*There is a charge for Let’s Get Active
Who is eligible to take part in Exercise Buddies activities?
To be eligible to take part in Exercise Buddies activities you must:
- Have a Learning Disability
- Be supporting a person with LD
To be eligible to take part in Let’s Get Active you must also:
- Be a registered Pembrokeshire Leisure user.
How do I get involved?
Register Online* - Join@home with Pembrokeshire Leisure for (LGA) only.
Nearest Facility – Call your local Leisure Centre to find out more information or contact us below.
Facebook – Join the Exercise Buddies Facebook group for the latest updates.
The independent association of voluntary and community groups in Pembrokeshire.
Fishguard & North Pembrokeshire, Email - Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org - 07595 192 937
Narberth & Tenby, Email - Jo.email@example.com - 07595 192 933
Neyland & Pembroke - Email - Mia.firstname.lastname@example.org - 07595 192 931
Haverfordwest & Milford Haven - Fern.email@example.com - 07595 192 935
An independent charity, run by and for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.
The Learning Disability Charter
People with learning disabilities want the same things as everyone does. Read and sign the charter here.
A website providing information about services and activities for people with a disability or learning difficulties.