Healthy Options is a charity working with people who have, or are at risk of developing, life-long health conditions. We deliver a 12-week Specialist Programme called ADAPT which helps clients learn the skills, tools and coping strategies to improve their own health, wellbeing and quality of life whilst living with a long-term condition.
It costs circa £700 per client on our 12 week programme. Our service is offered completely free or heavily subsidised to all of our clients. Please consider the following:
: a one off donation or set up a direct debit SHARE
: our information with friends and family to spread the net DO
: set up a fundraising event (lots of support available from us to do this)Benefits for you
By doing any of the above you can improve your own wellbeing! You will be making a tangible difference in someone's life. You are actively engaging in your community, and if you choose to do a sponsored event, who knows where that might lead you? Greater socialising; improved fitness; sense of achievement?Your donation builds confidence
Graduates of the 12 week programme can now go on to join our THRIVE programme (at a monthly subscription). Your donation helps people across that initial hurdle of valueing themselves and their journey to improved health.What happens on the 12 week programme?
Our team of staff are committed to improving both physical and mental health and well-being by offering tailored programmes jointly created between clients and our specialist exercise professionals. We provide education, advice and interventions, which include supervised gym sessions, specialist Healthy Options classes, re-ablement services and signposting and support to access existing activities and networks within our community—ie social prescribing. Critically, We are leaders in supporting people to learn and integrate positive health behaviours. Why the community needs us
We address the needs of our community members who live with one or more life-long medical condition; we support people who are at risk of developing such conditions; we support people who are socially isolated. Referrals come from GPs, Health Professionals and third sector groups such as local housing associations, the Carers Centre or the Hospice.
The Thrive programme now offers a self referral system, without having to come through the initial 12 week programme. Our impact on the community
“Because of Healthy Options, I can stand up out of a chair, I remembered how to swim and I got my driving license back” Peter
“Because of Healthy Options I came out of Lockdown fitter” Rena
"Without Healthy Options I would not be able to climb the hill to visit my horses.” Chrissie
“Healthy Options lifted me from a very dark place after my wife died” Graham
“Eternally grateful to Healthy Options for daily exercise and encouraging words during lockdown. I am so mobile and positive” Dinease
“Because of Healthy Options I’m getting to know some lovely people” Roy Here is a video link showing the transformation for one of our clients, Liz Mason.
Thank you Liz, for inspiring others and for all the fundraising you did for us!Click here to watch the videoTo learn more about the ADAPT and THRIVE programmes please visit our website.
Everything from booking people into activities to support on social media to holding fundraising events to becoming a director. If you are inspired by our charity's work we will find a place for you in our growing team of volunteers. Please contact us on email@example.com or phone 01631 565 113