Health Referral Programmes

Rossendale Leisure Trust runs several schemes and health referral programmes that aim to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the valley. We can support you in several ways to help you work on your own health and wellbeing. Whether it is physical activity, managing your weight or setting goals to achieve results in improving your wellness, there are several local schemes that can support you. Find out more about our various health referral programmes below.

What is Up & Active in Rossendale?

Up & Active: Active Lives has a targeted offer, focusing on inactive adults (16yrs plus) with one or more long term health conditions. Structured support will be given to increase physical activity and effect positive change to mental health and wellbeing. We run a 12 week programme to support you in finding the confidence and knowledge to get started with a more active lifestyle.

Our Up & Active: Active Lives programme is 12 weeks at the cost of £2.50 per session (minimum of 1 session per week). If you are unsure whether you are eligible for one of our programmes, please contact 01706 221524. To access the Up & Active: Active Lives programme you must be registered with a GP in Rossendale and have one or more of the following Long Term Condition.
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, Joint replacement, Back pain, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Hypertension, Mild Mental Health issues, Respiratory Conditions – mild to moderate
Focus around mild to moderate mental health and Musculoskeletal issues.
*Conditions must be stable
Self-referral and Referral via a health professional are accepted.

Please call 01706 221524 to get started or to find out more. Funded by Sport England/TAAF East Lancashire

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What is Weight Management?

If you feel you need extra support trying to manage your weight you could be eligible to self-refer to our Up & Active, Eat Well Keep Well , click here to self-refer. Our scheme includes one educational session per week plus access to online classes. Also included; access to gym, swim and fitness classes across our facilities.

The Weight Management is 12 weeks for £36. To access it your BMI must be 30 and over. Self-referral and Referral via a health professional are accepted. Please call 01706 221524 to get started.
Funding through our partnership with LCC.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Our Cardiac Rehab programme is a specialist health referral programme that grants access to specialised cardiac classes, including educational sessions with a qualified instructor. The programme lasts for 12 weeks at a cost of £30. To access the Cardiac Rehab programme please contact your GP or Health Professional. (No self-referral scheme available)
Funding through our partnership with CCG.

 Healthy Walks – Free organised walks in Rossendale – Starting 26th February 2024

Join our Up & Active team on one of the Healthy Walks around Rossendale. The walks are a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors, improve fitness, and socialise with others. All walks are free to everyone. 

Monday at 11:15am-12:15pm
Cowm Reservoir, Tong Lane, Whitworth, OL12 8BE
Starting point: the car park*
Click here for Google Maps. 

Tuesday at 1:00pm-1:45pm
Marl Pits Running Track, Newchurch Rd, Rawtenstall, BB4 7SN
Starting point: Running track gates.*
Click here for Google Maps.

Thursday at 12:00pm-12:30pm
Whitaker Park, Haslingden Rd Rawtenstall, BB4 6RE
Starting point: Whitaker Museum entrance.*
Click here got Google Maps.

Meet the Rossendale Up & Active team

Health Coaching in Rossendale

Health coaches support patients in managing existing issues around health and wellbeing, as well as supporting the prevention of new illnesses. Health coaches work alongside individuals, supporting them to identify the skills, knowledge & behaviours needed for them to both set and meet achievable goals. This is a free intervention and consists of 6 one-to-one sessions of up to 30 minutes.

Referrals to this service: Can be accessed by contacting your health professional for example: GP, Practice Nurse, Physio etc.(No self-refer scheme available).

Meet the Rossendale Health Coaches

Rossendale health coaches

"After completing Up & Active, I can now walk up the stairs confidently. I have also made a lot of new friends"

– Patrick