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Fairfax Health and Wellbeing Hub

Bookings can be made by calling the centre: 01423 883614 or email Fairfax@harrogate.gov.uk

Day

Time

Session

Description

Monday

12:30-14:30

Fit 4 Life

Funded by NYCC, 12 week weight management programme. Participants must be over 18 with a BMI of 25+ to attend.   Course includes nutritional advice and exercise class.

Monday

17:45-19:00

Walking Netball

Take a walk on the wild side!  This is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace.  Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

Monday

19:00-20:30

Halo

Leisure and social club open to disabled people aged 14 and over

Tuesday

09:30-10:30

Total Body Workout

This class targets fat burning, improves muscle tone and posture, in a friendly and informal session.

Tuesday

10:00-12:00

Beginners computer course

Beginners computers, bookings taken by NYCC

Tuesday

11:00-12:00

Strong and Steady

Exercise session for people with Parkinson conditions.  Chair based or standing exercises focusing on: balance; correct body position and alignment; walking ability and strength.

Tuesday

12:30-13:00

Exercise after stroke

Specifically developed sessions to help stroke survivors progressively recover: lost balance; co-ordination; functional strength; movement and flexibility.

Tuesday

15:00-16:00

Cardiac Rehab

A circuit based exercise class designed specifically for people who have had a cardiac event to improve physical and mental wellbeing.  In partnership with Harrogate District Hospital Cardiac rehabilitation Nurses.

Tuesday

16:00-17:00

Cardiac Rehab

A circuit based exercise class designed specifically for people who have had a cardiac event to improve physical and mental wellbeing.  In partnership with Harrogate District Hospital Cardiac rehabilitation Nurses.

Tuesday

18:30-20:30

Senior Youth Club

Youth club for young people aged 11-18yrs.

Wednesday

09:30-11:00

T’ai Chi

Non strenuous and benefits joints, muscles and posture.  Open to all.

Wednesday

11:30-12:30

Pilates and Stretch

Lengthen and strengthen muscles, improve your core strength, stability and mobility.  A friendly and welcoming session.  Suitable for ages 16+, all abilities.

Wednesday

12:30-13:30

Lunch Club

Enjoy a two course meal with tea and coffee in a warm and friendly environment.

Wednesday

13:30-14:30

Fit Mummy, Happy baby

Fun physical activity for mum and baby using exercises that can be transferred to the home setting.  Feel fitter, feel healthier and meet new friends.  GP consent to exercise applies.

Wednesday

18:30-20:30

Springboard

Youth club specifically for young people who have autism or Asperger’s syndrome.

Thursday

09:30-10:30

Heart Arrhythmia exercise class

Specific exercise class for participants with heart arrthymia.

Thursday

10:00-11:00

Beginner running club

Friendly beginners running group, we follow the couch to 5k programme and will have you running in no time.

Thursday

11:00-12:00

Fit 4 Function

Class designed to improve posture, strength, agility, co-ordination, balance and general health to reduce risk of falls.

Thursday

12:30-13:30

Exercise for Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee

Specific class for people with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.

Thursday

13:45-14:45

Age UK Yoga

Bookings taken through Age UK.

Thursday

14:45-17:00

Cardiac Rehab

A circuit based exercise class designed specifically for people who have had a cardiac event to improve physical and mental wellbeing.  In partnership with Harrogate District Hospital Cardiac rehabilitation Nurses.

Thursday

17:00-18:00

Mental Health Run group

Friendly beginners running group, we follow the couch to 5k programme.  The focus of the group is fun in a social environment, with like-minded people.

Thursday

18:00-19:00

In Motion Fitness

Fitness training for young people aged 12-14.

Thursday

19:15-20:00

Metafit

High Intensity Interval training.  Get fit, have fun.

Thursday

20:00-21:00

Zumba

Fitness programme featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.   Come and join the party.

Friday

11:00-12:00

Exercise for Falls prevention

Exercise class for those who have fallen or at a high risk of falling.  The class will help improve posture, strength, agility, co-ordination and balance.

Friday

13:30-14:30

Exercise after stroke

Specifically developed sessions to help stroke survivors progressively recover: lost balance; co-ordination; functional strength; movement and flexibility.

Friday

17:30-19:00

Junior Youth Club

Junior youth club for children aged 7-11yrs.

Saturday

10:00-13:00

KISS

Fun inclusive play activities, open to children aged 5-11yrs.  Children with complex needs can be supported.

North Yorkshire Sport

North Yorkshire Sport are leading on a number of programmes that uses sport and physical activity to improve the lives of local residents. They have developed a number of programmes that address the needs of a variety of different demographic groups including:

Living Well

As part of its wider prevention programme, North Yorkshire County Council has invested in a new Living Well team. The Living Well Coordinators will work with individuals (and their carers) who are on the cusp of becoming regular users of health and social care services by helping them access their local community and supporting them find their own solutions to their health and wellbeing goals. The role will help to reduce loneliness and isolation and help to prevent or resolve issues for people before they become a crisis.

As well as working with many teams within the council (such as public health and Stronger Communities), the living well team will also be working in partnership with NHS clinical Commissioning groups, district councils and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE).

What do they do

Living Well in North Yorkshire aims to improve the health; wellbeing and independence of adults and in doing so reduce their use of formal support services, including emergency admissions to hospital. The core principles of the service are:

  • To provide free, time limited, targeted, support for appropriate people, not a default for all.
  • To promote independence and facilitate self-help
  • To work with individuals, not do for
  • To facilitate self-assessments and make referrals where appropriate.
  • To complement existing services, not to replicate voluntary services already in existence
  • To provide practical advice, information and support

Living Well Coordinators will spend time with individuals on a one-to-one basis to

  • Identify what is important to them, what potential networks of support they have and what their priorities are. They will work with individuals to achieve the outcomes that are important to them.
  • Help them make simple changes to their lifestyle and their home environment. This may, for example, include providing basic advice to help people be more active, improve their mobility and therefore increase their independence and reduce the risk of falling, 
  • Identify barriers and challenges to maintaining or improving their wellbeing and independence, and help to remove those barriers. For example, finding ways for a person to attend a local community group

As well as supporting people to maximise their own health, wellbeing and independence, Living Well Coordinators have excellent knowledge of local services and initiatives and where necessary they will support people to access those services.

This might range from access to home adaptations, such as a grab rail to prevent someone having a fall in their own home, support to access a local friendship club to stop someone feeling isolated, to providing advice on healthy living and sign posting to lifestyle services.

In addition to working with individuals, Living Well Coordinators will be extra eyes and ears in the community. They will provide feedback on the quality and availability of low level support in the community to health and care commissioners. 

They will also support the work of the stronger communities team to identify gaps, needs and community assets, providing information for the community directory. They will be visible in their local area; developing networks and links with other important services, such as community support officers, GPs, pharmacies, and community leaders.

Who can help

Living Well can support adults who are currently not eligible for on-going social care support and who are:

  • Individuals who are lonely and / or socially isolated
  • Individuals who have had a recent loss of a support network; including bereavement
  • Individuals who have had a loss of confidence due to a recent change / event
  • Individuals requiring face to face information, advice and guidance

This may be older people or people with physical, learning disabilities, sensory impairment or mental health needs.

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