Health and physical activity come hand in hand and we know the importance of preventing physical and mental health issues later in life as Inactivity has one of the biggest financial impacts on the National Health Service. The proportion of adults who are overweight or obese in Wealden is higher than the England average with 64% of the population with an excess weight. Across Wealden, we work with Wealden’s Community and Regeneration Team to support where we can to improve the health of local people.

 We lead local health programmes including; GP Referral, Strength and Balance, Referral Circuits and Water therapy. Our staff are trained to encourage everyone who wants to improve their health into an opportunity for them.

Inclusive swim sessions Quiet relaxing swim session for people with physical and learning disabilities as well as those with dementia. All sessions run term time only

Crowborough - Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:30am    Contact: crowboroughenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk 

or call 01892 665488

 

GP Referral Many chronic health conditions can be improved with regular suitable exercise. Our fully qualified staff can help you on your road to better health,  10 week Oasis programme give you 20 supported sessions with a GP referral specialist to get you started.  

If you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions you may find exercise helps reduce the symptoms, improving quality of life. These include; asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and stress. Doctor referral is required to be elligible.

 

Specialist Classes We also offer a range of group classes, some of which are specific to a particular health condition where you can meet others and form supportive friendships. These include water-based classes, multi conditional circuits, rehab pilates and condition specific classes including cardiac, pulmonary and stroke rehab.

Contact your local freedom leisure centre for information on what they can offer.

Click below to see what classes are available at Hailsham Leisure Centre

 

One You East Sussex We are working in partnership with One You East Sussex with their 10 week weight management courses to support individuals who wish to make positive lifestyle changes. For enquiries call 01323 404600 or email hello@oneyoueastsussex.org.uk or for more information visit their website. https://oneyoueastsussex.org.uk/

Wealden Dementia Action Alliance We are proud supporters of the WDAA and run activity sessions across Wealden. If you wish to know more about dementia friendly activities in the area please contact communitydevelopment@wealden.gov.uk