We have a role to support local healthcare professionals to learn more about how physical activity can make a difference, improve people's lives and signpost them to local information and opportunities to support this. Within this section you'll find:
Make Your Move - Practical Resources
Make your Move is the localised campaign for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland linked to the UK Chief Medical Officers recommendations on physical activity levels.
We hope this simplified and localised campaign will bring greater awareness to the recommended physical activity levels for Under 5's, children and young people, adults and older adults.
Download the Make Your Move Flyers via the link provided.
The Exercise Referral Scheme offers individuals aged 16+ who are currently inactive (doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week) and living with a medium or high risk medical condition to sessions of community or leisure centre-based activity at discounted rates. Click on the link below for more information.
Alongside health and care partners, we are implementing a free postural stability exercise programme called Steady Steps with support from each of the localities across Leicestershire and Rutland.
Steady Steps is a 24-week programme tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability. Delivered by Level 4 specialised Postural Stability Instructors, the classes are tailored to each individual's abilities and will progress in difficulty throughout the programme.
People are eligible for the Steady Steps programme if they are aged over 65, are at risk of falling (e.g. have a high fear or falling or poor balance) or have fallen less than three times in the past 12 months.
Click on the links below for more information.
LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating & Activity Programme) and FLIC are programmes available to refer adults and children to who are overweight and would like some advice around nutrition and physical activity.
The Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service offer FLiC, a Family Lifestyle Club. FLiC is run by Dietitians and local Council Physical Activity leaders. It is an 8-week programme (meeting once each week) for children aged 8-13 years and their families, offering support and information about weight management.
The Twilight Games is a programme of adapted sports for residents in care settings with the objective of enhancing their day to day life through increased mobility, mental health and wellbeing and increased social activity.
Care homes within Leicester-Shire and Rutland have been taking part in the programme funded by the Leicestershire Community Foundation and Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport. The programme, delivered by Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, involves providing the care homes with the necessary staff training, resources cards and equipment to enable them to feel confident in delivering the activities to their residents.
For more information, please contact us using the details below.