The Get Help to Get Active Service is an innovative, bespoke physical activity project which is integral to the OneLife integrated healthy lifestyle service. The Get Help to Get Active Service aims to support inactive individuals with long term health conditions to become and stay more active. The hope is to improve quality of life; including physical, mental and social wellbeing.
To access the service the following criteria applies:
Anyone doing less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week with one or more of the following long term health conditions:
- Established cardiovascular disease who are stable including atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat) and hypertension (high blood pressure). The service is suitable for those who have just finished Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 3) or who are taking part in a community Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation class.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Living with cancer or treated for cancer in the last 5 years.
Please note that all participants are advised to check with their healthcare professional that it is safe for them to take part in physical activity.
With the support of one of our Get Help to Get Active Advisors, clients will be able to discuss their motivations to get active, different options that are available locally to them and overcome any barriers, issues or concerns they might have. The service is focused on the individual, and the Advisor will support clients over the period of a year through consultations, phone calls and quarterly reviews to provide support, motivation and advice. Clients will be signposted to local physical activity opportunities which have been checked by our team to ensure they are safe and appropriate. These range from health walks to gentle exercise classes, falls prevention, Fit Villages projects, adapted sports, as well as health condition specific exercise programmes. Our Advisors will help people to find the right option for them, taking into account their interests, location, transport issues, any additional needs, budget and other concerns.
To look at those activities that are available in your local authority area please CLICK HERE.
For more information please contact the team below but if you think you meet the criteria and would like to get involved, please self refer HERE:
How Can I Help?
Would you like to be involved in developing the Get Help to Get Active service in your local community? Then we have different options available to you, all with flexible time commitments. From promoting the service locally, to helping clients access activities, researching exercise opportunities to assisting more strategically with the development of the service, we would like to hear from you. For more information please complete the form below or contact Ben Jackson on 01394 444605.
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