Exercise Support Programmes

Exercise Referral Scheme

As part of our social responsibility towards the improvement of the health and wellbeing of our local community, InspireAll offers a Physical Activity Referral Service across both Hertsmere and Milton Keynes.

An exercise referral scheme is where there is a referral by an appropriate professional to a service where there is a formalized process of assessment of that person’s need; the development of a tailored physical activity programme to meet that need and monitoring of the individual’s progress.

If you have a long-term health condition such as poor mental health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, or COPD and are over 16 you may be eligible for this 12-week supported exercise programme..

The Exercise Referral Scheme could be the first step to increasing your activity levels and improving your long-term health and wellbeing.

In Hertsmere the scheme runs at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, The Furzefield Centre in Potters Bar, and The Venue Leisure Centre in Borehamwood following the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) compliant Physical Activity Referral Service.

In Milton Keynes the scheme is known as AMKERS and has been developed in accordance with the National Quality Assurance Framework for Exercise Referral Systems.

If you think you might be eligible for the scheme please ask your GP for a referral or get in touch with a member of our team for more information.

Active Herts Project

Active Herts is a valued and exciting project that is supporting local residents of Hertsmere to get active.

We know that getting active can be difficult so our local, friendly and professional Get Active Specialists can help you get started.

Working with the Get Active Specialist, you will work through a series of free 1:1 consultations to set a personal plan of action that will make it simple for you to fit physical activity into your daily life.

Your Get Active Specialist can offer advice, support and will help you to find a fun and friendly activity to suit you for up to 12 months, based on your fitness level and interests, with everything from free walks to badminton, from dance to swimming there are lots of activities available at reasonable prices.

If you are over the age of 16, living in the borough of Hertsmere and are currently doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity or sport per week then the Active Herts project might be suitable to you.

For further information on the Active Herts Project please contact

Lee.Bruce@inspireall.com or visit Active Herts.

Keep Active, Keep Well

The Keep Active keep Well Programme is specifically designed by the British Lung Foundation to help people manage their breathlessness – Chronic obstructive-pulmonary-disease (COPD).

The collaborative pilot project is a great example of successful partnership working across the health and social care system involving MK CCG, Milton Keynes Council Sports Development, InspireAll and  Local GP’s.

Surgeries refer patients to the 12-week course.  The course aim is to help patients with COPD to learn more about their condition and how they can still have an active life through a behaviour change exercise programme.  The course is theory/practical based and takes place at Bletchley Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes. Practical activities have included laughing yoga, tai chi, ballroom dancing, circuits, swimming and indoor bowls. If you feel you would benefit from this programme, please speak to your GP.

Bletchley Leisure Centre – zoe.bachini@Inspireall.com

https://www.blf.org.uk/your-stories/keep-active-keep-well