Active Forever Funded
Since its launch in January 2016, Active Forever has seen thousands of people benefit from a gentle introduction into wellbeing activity.
The Covid pandemic was particularly challenging for vulnerable people, those with health conditions and/or complex social needs. Furthermore, the impact of the pandemic has seen prolonged waiting times for surgery.
Thanks to Government funding, for a period of time, we are offering our referral scheme free of charge to those who meet the criteria.
Who is eligible for free exercise referral support?
You must reside in North East Lincolnshire and meet the criteria of at least one of the following categories:
Long-term Health Condition
Managing or recovering from a long-term health condition, such as:
- Heart attack
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Respiratory conditions, such as COPD
- Autoimmune or inflammatory conditions, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
- A weakened immune system due to a medical treatment, such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
This is not an exhaustive list – please contact us to see if you qualify.
Many of those eligible would have been classified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) during the covid-19 pandemic and were asked to shield by the Government.
Patients who are preparing for surgery or treatment.
Active Forever will benefit patients who are awaiting surgery to help them better cope with the stress of treatment. The programme provides ways to help improve breathing/oxygen intake and will also help patients to avoid post operative complications. Active Forever could even help to speed up release from hospital.
Patients waiting for joint replacements may be required to improve their mobility or functional ability. Active Forever will aid with that preparation for surgery.
We will also support patients post-operation, providing opportunities for continued exercise to help build strength.
‘Pre-Hab’ programmes will be tailored to the individual so may be best utilised both before and then after surgery or treatment. The scheme will provide opportunities for continued exercise to help build strength and aid recovery.
How do I get a referral?
Please speak to your health professional. They will then send your details to us and we will be in touch to arrange an appointment. Alternatively, complete our interest form and we will send you further information to share with your health professional to aid a referral.