Referral for Exercise
If you have a health issue that makes exercising difficult, then you may be eligible to join the free NHS Exercise Programme by referral from your GP or hospital consultant.
The programme is aimed at people aged 18 years and over, who may be affected by health problems which could be improved by leading a healthier lifestyle through exercise.
The initial programme lasts 12 weeks with a wide range of supported activities designed to help you exercise safely.
The programme itself begins with a one-to-one chat with one of Cheshire Change Hub's friendly advisors. They’ll talk through any health issues that you may have. A 12-week programme will then be personally designed for you around the condition(s) you have.
Are you eligible?
You may be eligible for free support if all of the following apply:
- If you are a resident or registered with a GP within Cheshire West & Cheshire
- If you are aged 18 years and over
- If you have one or more of the following conditions
◦ BMI of 30 or more AND currently in receipt of benefits
◦ Diabetes Types 1 or 2
◦ Established osteoporosis
◦ Mental health problems, such as depression
How do I access this?
If you fall into the eligibility criteria above, then your GP or Nurse can refer you to the Cheshire Change Hub.
Cheshire Change Hub is provided by Brio Leisure (Northgate Arena). For more information please visit www.cheshirechangehub.org or phone 0300 777 0033.