Junior Exercise Referral Scheme to Launch in Crewe!

By Matthew Shannon July 12, 2023

Media Release

Junior Exercise Referral Scheme to Launch in Crewe!

 Junior Exercise Referral Scheme

Junior Exercise Referral Scheme

Registered Charity, Everybody Health and Leisure are excited to announce the launch of their new, 12 week Junior Exercise Referral Scheme available at Crewe Lifestyle Centre.

The scheme is a funded programme from, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside and Cheshire East Council, Health and Wellbeing Grant. It is aimed at young people aged 12 to 18 years, who live with an illness or long-term health condition to increase physical activity levels and improve their quality of life.

Mat Southall, Community Operational Manager for Paediatrics in Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership said:

“We are delighted to have been able to support Everybody Health and Leisure in their aim to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. This scheme provides a unique opportunity for young people with long term health conditions to be able to exercise in a supportive environment with qualified professionals. We are aware of the benefits of exercise for young people with long term health conditions including, physically, mentally, socially and are keen to support young people in seeing these benefits for themselves.”

Delivered by Everybody’s exercise referral team, who are advanced specialist health instructors and highly experienced in prescribing exercise for medical conditions, will provide support and advice when guiding a young person through their own personal exercise plan, based on individual medical conditions and ability.

With the launch of the new health programme, Donna Williamson, Senior Health Innovations Manager at Everybody Health and Leisure shares:

“We are incredibly excited to launch our new Junior Exercise Referral Scheme. This funded programme will target young people with medical conditions with anything from, asthma and diabetes to mild mental health disorders and musculoskeletal conditions. We believe this scheme will support physical activity levels in young people and improve their overall quality of life. Choosing to be physically active is not only fun and enjoyable, but it can also help people manage existing health conditions.”

To find out more about Everybody Health and Leisure’s Junior Exercise Referral Scheme including the eligibility criteria, please visit  www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/get-fit-and-healthy/health/everybody-junior-exercise-referral-scheme/  

If a young person is eligible for the scheme, a referral from a health professional such as a GP, practice nurse, social prescriber, family worker is required. For further information please contact Everybody’s Healthy team on [email protected]


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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