Hearty Lives Fenland
There are significant health inequalities
between the district of Fenland and the rest of Cambridgeshire
and the East of England.
In partnership with
Fenland District Council, Cam Quit, and NHS Cambridgeshire the
Hearty Lives Fenland projects aims to tackle these inequalities
and help high risk groups in Fenland.
Our successes so far
- three weekly healthy
heart fitness classes setup in three leisure
- a Health at Work programme to encourage
physical activity in the work place, including a
Health at Work seminar attended by thirteen
- training of seven Fitness
Instructors in the BACPR phase 4 exercise course, to
support people with a heart condition to improve their
We fund a dedicated a dedicated lifestyle coach in Fenland who
is providing 3-month exercise programmes and
fitness advice to the over 60s who live in rural
and isolated communities. It is hoped that these programmes will
leave a positive legacy and the participants will remain active
after the 3 month initial support.
We are also working with NHS Cambridgeshire to provide
support for the gypsy and traveller community in
the area. We plan to deliver 200 Medicine Use Reviews (MURs) and
cardiac literacy support to 35 individuals over the course of the
Being able to exercise and chat with a group of people who have had similar experiences has been a great help to me
Mrs Drew from Wisbech
says: "I was made to feel welcome and
. There was lots of very helpful
and the health check I had highlighted that my
blood pressure was high
(lifestyle coach) advised that I see my doctor and I am now on
medication to control it.
I am so glad that I had the health check as I
had no symptoms and this could have gone unnoticed until I had real
problems. Everything was explained clearly by Charlene, and
I would recommend anyone to have a health check.
It's a very good service!"
For more information about Hearty Lives
Fenland please contact Area Development Manager Diane
Card on email@example.com.