Our Programme

 

How It Works

The Let’s Get Active programme is a FREE 12-week intensive lifestyle changing programme. The programme is a holistic approach in supporting the community to manage and prevent long term conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Poor Mental Health.

What To Expect

  • One to one support with a qualified personal trainer and mentor
  • Access to physical and sports activities which includes: Yoga, Zumba, Boxercise, Circuit training, Football, Badminton, cricket to name a few.
  • Practical healthy cooking sessions
  • Nutrition advice
  • Online learning courses
  • Delivery from seven community venues
  • Free access to ladies only and mixed gym
  • Free Creche service (at some locations)
  • Pick up and drop of points
  • Access to the service after 12 weeks for a nominal membership fee.

Aims Of The Programme 

The aim of the program is to remove barriers to participation which include:

  • Location – we deliver from seven community venues for ease of access with pick up and drop off service.
  • Language – we have multilingual staff to remove language barriers
  • Cultural/Religious – We have women only sessions
  • Time of delivery – we deliver our services seven days a week, Mornings, evenings and twilight sessions starting at 11pm and finishing at 2am four times a week for those working unsociable hours.
  • Cost- is the biggest barrier, our service is free for 12 weeks which gives the participants all the tools and skills needed to manage themselves
why?
Diabetes diagnoses hit over 183,000 across Greater Manchester

Oldham Evening Chronicle, May 2021

20,000 at risk of killer diabetes

Manchester Evening News, August 2015

Benefits Of Programme

Physical

Knowledge of healthy eating and practical lessons to take back into the home and family
Knowledge on diabetes prevention and management
Weight loss
Reduction in blood pressure
Introduction to regular exercise
Support for patients to sustain their health improvements and cope with long term conditions

Non-Physical

Additional benefits of the programme include (non-clinical):
Engagement and Empowerment (Confident Communities)
• Enhanced communications, engagement and trust with the population
• Enhanced engagement with GP practices
• Empowered people to take responsibility for their own health
• Enhanced engagement with BME/Hard to reach/Women/Men
• Reduced social isolation, and opportunity to meet and make friends
• Enhanced social value
• Social and personal development
• Listening to communities and delivering services to meet their needs

Mental Health

• Drastically improved mental health and positive mental attitude
• Enhanced quality of life
• Reduction in stress

Employment Opportunities

• Employ 4 staff and 18 sessional staff from local community
• Aid volunteering
• Aid getting people back into work

Real

Life

Our programme is an example of real community engagement in populations that have been difficult to access. It represents effective value for money by initiating a change of habits throughout patient communities; improving mental and physical health, and making use of council-owned buildings, and reducing the reliance on health care services. The extraordinary improvement in mental health shown from this programme indicates its success in reaching out to previously hard-to-engage-with communities, who now feel heard and supported.

A ‘Real Life’ project not a Strategy not a Plan but Real Delivery!

Become A Member

With so many activities on offer, we’re sure that you’ll find one to suit you. For a nominal fee enjoy the benefits of the LGA  programme