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Partners and Activities

Cooking Classes - Hidden Treasure

Are you unsure how to improve your long-term health by changing your diet?  If so, Hidden Treasure’s free cooking classes will help and inspire you.  Andy, our trained chef, is running six weekly sessions throughout the year to help you create some tasty and healthy meals from scratch.  To make things easy, he will use ingredients that you can buy cheaply in the local shops, including our Hope Centre’s Food Pantry.

The sessions will also utilise expertise from F92, who will offer nutritional guidance about what foods you should be eating and avoiding, to improve your health.  We hope our cooking sessions will inspire you to improve your diet, whilst also providing you with the chance to try some tasty new foods that you can then cook at home.

 

If you have not already done so, and you qualify, why not sign up to the Feel Better Partington programme, so that you can start benefitting from this and the other services we offer.  Act now to improve your health and to Feel Better.  

 

Exercise – Be Active Urmston

“Healthy Hearts” Cardiac Rehab Exercise

 Are you, or is someone you know, looking for specialist exercise classes after being discharged by the cardiac rehabilitation team?

 

Healthy Hearts includes:

          ·      Specialist cardiac rehab exercise classes to build cardio capacity and endurance, on Tuesdays 6.30pm – 7.45pm, and Thursdays                           10.45am-12.00pm

          ·      Supervised gym sessions

          ·      A range of other suitable classes and activities

Healthy Hearts is available as a free 12-week referral programme for Partington residents.

 

What people say about Healthy Hearts: “The cardiac exercise class is a great success.  From starting with a 5-minute walk, then rehab class, it's a milestone of an achievement.  I enjoy the social aspect and the encouragement.”

 

To find out more, drop into BeActive Urmston (formerly the George H Carnall Centre) on Kingsway Park for a chat or contact Polly Simpson on 07950 485984

 

Exercise - F92

If you are uncertain about undertaking any exercise, you could take advantage of F92’s low-level exercise and intervention classes at the Hideaway. 

What is the aim of the classes?

The sessions run in small groups tailored to your needs. This will improve your confidence and demonstrate how exercise can improve your physical and mental well-being.  We will also highlight how exercise improve long-term health and prevent symptoms from first occurring.

How do the Sessions Work?

We offer 2 x weekly sessions lasting 90 minutes, finishing with refreshments and a social time.  This latter activity helps create a support network where you can encourage one another to exercise, or to meet up for walks.   

Age UK will link into our classes, to educate you on the importance of undertaking a welfare benefit check.

If you would like to find out more about F92, please visit our web site at https://foundation92.co.uk/page/welcome/.

 

If you have not already done so, and you qualify, why not sign up to the Feel Better Partington programme to start benefitting from this and the other services we offer.  Why not take action now to start improving your health and begin to Feel Better.  

 

Exercise – Trafford Leisure

Feel Better Partington participants may be eligible for the Trafford Leisure Physical Activity Referral Scheme.

What is the aim of the programme?

To support people doing less than 30 minutes of exercise per week, and who have an acute or chronic health condition, including lung conditions, heart conditions, or diabetes.

How does the programme work?

After an initial consultation, you can access Trafford Leisure’s specialist Move More classes, supervised gym sessions, swimming pool and the wider fitness timetable, including their Keep Moving classes.  The team can also signpost to other community-based sessions. 

Who will oversee the programme?

Mark Pearson, an exercise referral instructor, will create a 12-week programme tailored to your individual needs.  He will provide support, care and attention to ensure you are on track with your journey to move more every day.

What happens after 12 weeks?

Trafford Leisure’s centre-based fitness teams will also assist you to continue to be independently active. If you would like to find out more, please visit https://traffordleisure.co.uk

 

If you have not already done so, and you qualify, why not sign up to the Feel Better Partington programme to start benefitting from this and the other services we offer.  Why not take action now to start improving your health and begin to Feel Better.  

 

Partington Family Practice

The doctors and staff at Partington Family Practice are very aware of the local challenges many of our patients have.

 

The faces at the surgery have been here for a long time and we understand the unique healthcare needs of our community. We have worked closely with various agencies over the last 3 years to help reach this point where a real difference can be made for locals.

 

Already we are benefiting from Kay, our Focused Care Practitioner. Many of the issues we see at the surgery may not have a medical solution, but the impact and overlap of health and social situations are well recognised. The potential to improve both of these through using the Feel Better Partington programme is massive, and we would invite anyone wanting to improve themselves in 2024 to apply now to see the benefits.

 

Seeing your GP is not required so please self-refer now!  Act now to improve your health and to Feel Better.

 

Support and Help - Hidden Treasure

We realise that various issues may be preventing you from prioritising and looking after your health, due to their complex or overwhelming nature.  We want you to Feel Better through our 1-1 sessions with Hidden Treasure Trust, who can help you with various issues, including your housing, debt, finance, benefit, parenting, and concerns.

Paul will arrange to meet with you to help identify and prioritise your needs.  He will also give you the time and space needed for you to share any concerns in a safe and confidential environment, whilst using good listening skills and appropriate questions to assist you.

Depending on your situation, Paul can offer direct assistance, and/or refer you to one of our Feel Better Partington partners.  If your circumstances warrant it, he can also signpost you to another agency for specialist advice.  He will only act with your permission.

 

If you have not already done so, and you qualify, why not sign up to the Feel Better Partington programme to start benefitting from this and the other services we offer.  Why not take action now to start improving your health and begin to Feel Better.  

 

Welfare Benefits with Age UK Trafford

The Feel Better Partington programme offers assistance with welfare benefits for all Partington residents who are aged 50 plus, and who have a long-term heart or lung condition or diabetes, or who are at risk of developing these issues.

Age UK Trafford through their ‘More Money in your Pocket’ initiative, and their advisor Jackie who can:

  • Explain the qualifying criteria for the different welfare benefits available.

  • Help identify any entitlements you may have to claim welfare benefits.  

  • Offer a benefit check to ensure you are receiving your correct entitlements. 

  • Support you to complete any benefit application forms.

The advice you receive can make a big difference, as it may increase your income, meaning you have more money to help meet your health needs or other issues. 

Age UK Trafford also offer a number of other services that may assist you. Please visit our web site at www.ageuktrafford.org.uk  for further information.

 

If you have not already done so, and you qualify, why not sign up to the Feel Better Partington programme, so that you can start benefitting from this and the other services we offer.  Act now to improve your health and to Feel Better.  

 

Wellbeing – Bluesci

Bluesci was formed 20 years ago and have been providing solution focused interventions and self-management to overcome barriers to achieve good mental health and wellbeing. Since 2004, they have aimed to promote learning, personal growth, and support social inclusion.

 

Bluesci offer low intensity psychological interventions, which lead to access of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling and much more. They operate from numerous locations, but nearest one will be above Partington Library. They are commissioned by NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group, and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust.

Cory, the Wellbeing Practitioner allocated to Feel Better Partington, has a role in your journey of recovery, and that is of a companion or fellow traveller rather than an expert. Through self-management Cory will aim to positively influence your life.

Bluesci, alongside partners, will enable you in achieving your aspirations through a range of creative opportunities including; music, arts, volunteering opportunities, education and training.

If you would like to find out more, please visit https://bluesci.org.uk/.

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