Case study
Active living

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background

The Active Living programme is designed to reduce the strain on the NHS by offering specialist physical activity classes twice a week for west Suffolk patients on NHS pathways:-

  • Frailty, strength and balance
  • Pulmonary, Breathe Better for health
  • GP Exercise on Referral

Upskilled, experienced instructors support patients through a programme of activity lasting either 12 weeks or 24 weeks, depending on their referral route, with follow-on options available for everyone.

The programme covers a wide range of health conditions including anxiety, arthritis, asthma, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, overweight or obesity.

Covers a wide range of health conditions including:-

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis and more 
  • Overweight or obesity

Objectives 

Reduce the burden on NHS

IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE

SOCIAL CONNECTION

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health pathways

participants

clients

locations

Matt Hickey, Health and Wellbeing Manager at Abbeycroft explains more about Active Living, and we hear from clients
Colin and Marie.

CLIENT STORIES

Read about some of our Active Living clients, their reasons for attending and their experiences of the programme.

lesley and valerie

LESLEY LANGSLOW

Lesley started coming to Brandon’s Wellbeing Hub in January 2022, after being referred by her GP, becuase she has an A1 enzyme missing,  a condition a bit like COPD…read more here >

valerie ballard

VALERIE BALLARD

Valerie is 80 years old and in 2017 she was diagosed with Bronchiectasis and COPD, resulting in her being referred to the Pulmonary care team at West Suffolk Hospital…read more here >

susan wright

SUSAN WRIGHT

Susan from Haverhill has had COPD for 25 years and also had a health issue with Atrial Fibrillation. She had led quite a sedentary life before she came to Abbeycroft…read more here >

lesley and valerie

VALERIE ANDERSON

Valerie was referred to Brandon Leisure Centre’s Well Hub, from the physios at Newmarket Hospital, because of knee cartilage damage…read more here >

Danielle lane

DANIELLA LANE

Daniella contracted Covid in April 2020 and was admitted in hospital for a month. She now has Long Covid and has damage to her lungs, eyes and heart…read more here >

NEEDS MET

Achievement needs met card
community needs met card
movement needs met card

OUR Active Living partneRS

NHS West Suffolk
Most Active County
Allied Health Professionals Suffolk

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