Information for the Individual
The exercise referral scheme is a chance for those who are less active and suffer from mild/moderate health conditions to become more involved in Physical Activity, as well as the referral scheme there are other opportunities to be Physically active in Warwickshire that are located towards the bottom of the page. The exercise referral scheme consists of a 12 week personalised programme for each individual at a leisure provider of their choice. For each district/borough there are different exercise providers, to list each one just simply click on the link below with information on instructors and prices;
We are pleased to announce that from 19th May 2013, individuals with early-mid stage Dementia can be referred to the exercise referral scheme. For more information about Dementia please click here
How to be referred?
To become part of the scheme you first need to be referred by any qualified health professional, if your GP practice / Health professional does not know about the scheme contact the exercise referral co-ordinator and they will visit the health professional to try and get them on board. After the referral has been made your referral form will be sent to your chosen exercise provider.
The qualified exercise referral instructor will then contact you directly to book you in for your first 1:1 consultation where they will find out a bit more about you, and get you started on your 12 week journey to improve your health. We ask that you fill in the scheme feedback form after your final assessment which should already be part of your welcome pack.
Information for the Health Professionals
To make a referral simply fill in the attached referral form and send one copy to the chosen exercise provider and one copy to the exercise referral co-ordinator.
If you are not already actively making referrals contact the Exercise Referral co-ordinator for more information, you will be supplied with packs for the referred patients, and other promotional material to go up in your surgery to ensure the referrals are quick and easy to complete.
The Exercise Referral scheme is a great way to get more people to get active and healthy, attached is a list of eligible conditions for patients. The more referrals that are made the less people we have inactive and suffering from illness. Listed above are the exercise providers for each area, including instructors name and prices for the scheme.
To become part of the scheme you will need to meet the eligible conditions, and one member of staff will need to hold an exercise referral qualification.
The 12 week scheme consists of one initial 1:1 appointment followed by a 6/7 week appointment and a final 12 week check. It is down to you how much you charge for the scheme. If you would like to become a part of the scheme fill in the attached registration form and a checklist criteria. To gain more information please contact the scheme co-ordinator.
Other activities that are on offer in the different areas can also be highlighted below, this includes activities that are free and some incur a small cost. Click on the area below to bring up the summary sheet
There are also a number of measured miles that have been waymarked across the borough so people can walk around a measured amount independantly. Individuals can monitor their progress. There is currently a marked walk around Wembrook and George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, details can be found at www.nbleisuretrust.org/page624.asp. There is another measured mile in Stratford located at the recreation ground, for further details call 01789 267575.
There are also several outdoor Gyms located around Warwickshire, giving you the opportunity to exercise outdoors, and for free. These are located in Nuneaton on Queen Elizabeth Road, Camp Hill, Stratford recreation ground, and Rugby GEC recreation ground in Hillmorton, and another at Addison Road Recreation ground.
Walking for health also runs in all of our districts/boroughs, most of the walks are free and weekly. Each area has its own timetable see below
Have a look at our Physical Activity page to see the benefits of staying active and healthy.
Scheme co-ordinator contact details:
Address - CSW Sport, University of Warwick, Westwood Campus, Coventry, CV4 7AL email@example.com or 024 765 74889
Other Useful links
British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC)useful resources and information
Community Games, organise or promote the concept of organising a Community Games, inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Sport Makers, volunteering programme for people who are 16+. Can you be a Sport Maker? The programme is linked and inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Contact Emma O'Dowd, Development Manager (Clubs & Volunteers) for more information. Ian@cswsport.org.uk or 024765 74197
Sportivate, a grants programme for 6 week coaching blocks of sport or physical activity for 14-25 year olds