Better Living Service

The Better Living Service can help you lead a healthier life

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Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing?  Do you feel you need some support to get started?  The Better Living Service are here to do just that!  We support the residents of Calderdale (aged 18+) to lose weight, become more active and reduce alcohol consumption.If your BMI is over 25 (check it here), you may be eligible to access 12 weeks free at Slimming World.  If you would like to become more active, we can support you to take the first steps and provide the motivation and advice to keep going! We can also support you to reduce your alcohol intake if you feel it’s time to cut down.

For more information, please see our website www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving or email us at blt@calderdale.gov.uk. Stroke Survivors ProgrammeThe Better Living Service run a programme of one-to-one support for anyone who has had a stroke within a 2 year period, to increase/maintain their levels of physical activity and ability. Following an initial assessment, each client sets their own goal and over the next 12 weeks, the trainer supports the client through a programme of exercises and activities to achieve that goal.  On completion of the programme, the client is matched to other relevant services that the client can access in order for their recovery to continue.

What we’ve learned from the Community Get Together at Hove Edge Bowling Club

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On Tuesday 13th of September, Staying Well and Focus4Hope, arranged an event at Hove Edge bowling club.  The aim of the event was to provide information to local residents of Hipperholme and Hove Edge on services are locally available to help them lead a healthier and happier life.

On the day the following groups and services attended; Hipperhome Christ Church, Memory Lane Cafe, Active Calderdale, Better Living Service, Invictus Wellbeing, Calderdale Dementia Hub, Vita Minds, Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group and our very own NHP Neighbourhood team and Sure Start Children’s centres.

All these organisations offer fantastic opportunities to meet others, gain support around dementia, move more indoors and out, access emotional wellbeing services, achieve a healthier weight, access excursions and other local events. Many of those we endeavour to publish in our online blogs to which you can sign up to.

We enjoyed refreshments and cakes.  Focus4Hope delighted us with their culinary skills providing delicious hot food of Vegetarian Chili and Sausage casserole, Crust and Crumb offered delicious woodfired pizzas made on the day.

As well as valuable networking, we had a unique opportunity to listen to a talk from West Yorkshire Police about personal safety at home, out & about and current scams.  The event concluded with a meditation session from Tai Chi Tigers, concentrating on breathing and gentle stretching exercises.

 

The Hipperholme and Hove Edge residents who came, gave our Staying Well workers very positive feedback, saying they enjoyed the day, as well as encouraging requests for more such events in the future. People signed up for various services and there was active interest in taking up Tai Chi, while West Yorkshire Police received numerous requests for home safety visits following their talk on crime prevention.

Thank you to all for your contribution into making this event a success and thank you to all who visited.

For more information on the services available, please find links to the participating organisations below.

 

Hipperholme Christ Church 21
Brighouse Rd, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8EA

 Memory Lane Cafe

Active Calderdale

Better Living Team Service

Invictus Wellbeing

Calderdale Dementia Hub

  Vita Health Group – Calderdale

  Cromwell Bottom Wildlife group

North Halifax Partnership (NHP)

Sure Start Children’s centres

Crust and Crumb 77

Tai Chi Tigers

West Yorkshire Police

 

Reminder of the Event – look out for future events!

Better Living Service info. Lose weight, be more active!

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The Better Living Service is back!

We are here to support people in Calderdale to lose weight and be more active.

Our partnership with Slimming World is continuing and 12 weeks of fully funded Slimming World vouchers are available for people who would like support to lose weight.

We have increased this offer to more people than ever – vouchers are now available to most Calderdale adults (18+) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (Calculate your BMI).

The Better Living Service offers support to people face to face, by phone or via Microsoft Teams to suit each individual’s preferences.

Referrals can be made online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving or by ringing 01422 230230.

 

             

Free Support from Calderdale Better Living Service

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Do you want to make a change to improve your health?
Maybe to lose weight, be more active, stop smoking or reduce your alcohol intake……..

The Better Living Service of Calderdale Council provides help and support in improving lifestyles. This is a free service across Calderdale providing support around weight loss, accessibility to exercise, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, stroke recovery, pre and post-natal health and much more.

If you would like further information, please either visit the website or contact our office on 01422 230230.

https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/health-and-social-care/bls

Why not book a FREE Better Lifestyle Session with a qualified and experienced Better Living Trainer.  They will be able to  offer you the support and advice you need to take the next step to make a change.

Better Lifestyle Sessions are available at venues across Calderdale on various days and times through the week.

To book a Better Lifestyle Session ring 01422 230230 or email BLT at blt@calderdale.gov.uk