SALFORD Community Leisure can now take further steps to improve the health of the local community after securing major funding worth over £250k from Salford Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health.
The organisation will be working with GPs and other health professionals across the city to offer a range of programmes, including health walks led by a team of 40 health walk volunteers; specialised exercise classes, tailored gym sessions and social events that enrich lives and reduce social isolation.
Specialist courses are also available for those recovering from illness or treatments, such as the CAN-Move programme for patients who have been diagnosed or have had breast, bowel or prostate cancer, plus a pilot project for patients who are pre-diabetic.
Chief executive of Salford Community Leisure Steve Hassall said: “This funding will enable us to deliver our health programmes in the area and ultimately will lead to lives being saved, prolonged and enriched.
“At a time when council budget cuts are in evidence, this funding will ensure we can continue our work for residents to encourage active lifestyles.”
Go backPosted on 25th June 2015