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GP referral

What is the GP referral service?

The service aims to improve your health and wellbeing, by working with you to become more active within your day to day life. The programme is designed to work individually with you to help manage your health condition/s through a tailored physical activity programme, with ongoing support.

Am I eligible to access the service?

You are eligible for support if you have any long term health conditions and you are currently inactive. You can discuss the service with your GP or healthcare professional and request for them to send a referral over to us. Alternatively, you can call us at the office: 0161 366 4860 to advise us of your health conditions.

How will it benefit me?

Research has shown that physical activity can have a positive effect on a wide range of long term health conditions. Increasing your physical activity, even by just a small amount initially, can help to reduce blood pressure, improve weight loss and improve heart and lung health, along with many other benefits.

How long will it last?

The referral process lasts for 6 months. You will have an initial consultation with a Live Active Officer at week 1, with appointments at weeks 6 and 12 and 6 months. There will then be a follow up after 12 months, to find out how you are doing. You will also have opportunities to make additional appointments if you need further support.

What is available and how much will it cost?

Appointments with your advisor will be free. There are also a range of discounted sessions available within the service, so finding something you enjoy is easy. If exercise classes or attending the gym aren’t for you, we have a range of fun and cheap alternative activities within the community, which are open to everyone. You can swim, cycle or even get involved in walking groups.

Will it make my condition worse?

It has been shown that increasing physical activity has a positive effect on many long term health conditions. Our Live Active Officers are trained to safely programme physical activities for a range of conditions and they will be by your side throughout the entire process. Some of the activities are even suitable for those of you who may need chair-based exercises.

What will I need to bring for my first session?

Your first appointment will be an informal chat with a Live Active Officer, to discuss your goals and the improvements that you would like to make to your health. We will advise you about what’s available and we will help to support you throughout the scheme, to stay motivated. If you are on any medication, please bring a copy of your prescription along with you.

Contact us: 0161 366 4860 or liveactive@activetameside.com

Beatrix House Activity Afternoon

Gentle exercise followed by a fun activity, including chair-based exercise and indoor kurling. A fun and sociable group welcoming all abilities and fitness levels. Enjoy tea and coffee with a chance to socialise after the session.

Mondays 2pm-3:30pm, FREE.

Gorse Hall Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire, SK15 5GZ.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Indoor Kurling in Denton

Indoor kurling is a game where teams take turns to roll the kurling stone onto a target mat. It is suitable for all levels and abilities. Please note: this a part of an Active Afternoon session where you can take part from 1pm until 3pm for £3 (includes Kurling and Tai Chi plus a break with a cuppa in the middle).

 Thursdays at 1pm, cost: £2. Hope United Reformed Church, Stockport Road, Denton, M34 6AB.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Tai Chi in Denton

Tai chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. It’s great for relaxing, improving posture, balance and all round health. Please note: this a part of an Active Afternoon session where you can take part from 1pm until 3pm for £3 (includes Kurling and Tai Chi plus a break with a cuppa in the middle).

Thursdays at 2pm. Hope United Reformed Church, Stockport Road, Denton, M34 6AB.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Walk and Talk (various locations)

30-minute gentle health walks, suitable for those who are just getting started with walking and want to increase their activity levels. Friendly and supportive groups where you can have a chat whilst walking with like-minded people.

Days, times & locations:

Mondays at 10:30am: meet at United Reformed Church, Union Street, Hyde, SK14 1ND.

Tuesdays at 10am: meet at Active Denton, Victoria Street, M34 3GU.

Wednesdays at 10am: meet at Active Oxford Park, Pottinger Street, OL7 0PW.

Fridays at 10am: meet at the bowling green hut in Stamford Park, Stalybridge, SK15 2BJ.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Back on your Bike sessions

Drop-in sessions on traffic free areas that aim to improve your confidence on a bike. Bikes and safety equipment are available on request. Sessions are led by qualified ride leaders.

For more information email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com

Couch to 5k

A 10-week running program for beginners, to build up from being a non-runner to running 5k.

Sessions cost £1 per person, per session and take place at East Cheshire Harriers Running Track, Richmond Street, Ashton, OL7 9HG.

Once you have finished the 5k you can stay on and run in the maintenance session that runs alongside.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Chair-based Exercise Class

A chair-based exercise session with a difference. Includes games and a lot of laughter. A fun and sociable group, welcoming all abilities and fitness levels. Enjoy tea and coffee and a chance to socialise after the session.

Mondays 2pm-3pm at Forrest Road Community Centre, Denton, Greater Manchester, M34 7RL.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Indoor Kurling at Active Oxford Park

Indoor kurling is a game where teams take turns to roll the kurling stone onto a target mat. It is suitable for all levels and abilities.

 Wednesdays 11am-12pm at Active Oxford Park. Cost: £2.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Tai Chi in Ashton

Tai chi is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow, smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. It’s great for relaxing, improving posture, balance and all round health.

Fridays at 10am, cost: £2. The Anthony Seddon Centre, 12 George Street, Ashton-under-Lyne.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Active Ageing Morning Activity Session

A gentle exercise session, suitable for those needing low level activities. Join us at 11am for a cuppa and a catch up, followed by an exercise session from 11:30am til 12:15pm (dementia friendly).

Thursdays 11am-12:15pm. Cost: £3.50. Active Copley, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, SK15 3ET.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Active Ageing Afternoon Activity Session in Denton

An afternoon of gentle exercise and socialising. 1pm: indoor kurling, 1:45pm-2:15pm: brew time, 2:15pm-3pm: Tai Chi (dementia friendly).

Thursdays 1pm-3pm. Cost: £3.50. Hope United Reformed Church, Stockport Road, Denton, M34 6AB.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Active Ageing Afternoon Activity Session in Droylsden

This is a dementia friendly session where everyone can come along and enjoy an afternoon of gentle activities, socialise and seek out support from others in the same situation. Activities include games, a dance class, Tai Chi, crafts and more. There is also the option to arrive earlier and access the gym or pool from 12pm.

Wednesdays 1pm-3pm. Cost: £3. Active Medlock, Gardenfold Way, Droylsden, M43 7XU.

For more information, email: nayereh.kelly@activetameside.com or call: 0161 366 4860.

Parkrun

Parkrun organises free, timed 5k runs every Saturday at 9am. You can sign up for free online and print your barcode, which will be scanned at the end of each run to record your time. Find out more about parkrun here.

Local parkruns: Hyde, Hyde Juniors, Stalybridge.

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