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Choose to Lose Adult Weight Management service in Richmondshire


About

Choose to Lose is a new adult weight management service that is available from 2 March 2020. It is free to anyone who lives or works in Richmondshire, and are aged over 18 with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 or above. 

The service is funded by North Yorkshire County Council Public Health, and delivered by Richmondshire District Council and the Choose to Lose team. 

If you are ready to commit to a 24 week programme and want to feel healthier, Choose to Lose could be the programme for you.

What happens each week?

  • You attend weekly group sessions at a venue that is easy to get to – each session lasts for one hour and includes a healthy eating session and gently activity session
     
  • There will be a weekly weigh-in to check your progress
     
  • Ongoing support 

Next steps

If you meet the criteria outlined above you will be able to register your interest from 2 March 2020 via an expression of interest form. Alternatively email choosetolose@richmondshire.gov.uk or call 01748 901 049.

An advisor will then contact you to have an initial discussion about the programme and arrange a face to face health assessment. You will then be allocated a weight management advisor who will provide you with a start date for a weekly programme that suits you.  

The NHS website provides further information about maintaining a healthy weight along with a BMI calculator to check your BMI.

Classes

Choose to Lose classes are about to start at:

  • Wednesdays Colburn Leisure Centre  1pm - 2.30pm  Anticipated to start 25th March 
  • Thursdays The Old School House, Leyburn  2.30pm - 4pm Anticipated to start 26th March
  • Fridays Richmond Town Hall 11.30am -1pm Anticipated to start 27th March
  • Saturdays The Bridge, Shute Road, Catterick  1pm -2.30pm Anticipated to start 28th March

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Catterick Garrison
  • Upper Dales

    The following functions are relevant to this service:

  • Adult services
  • Health and social care
  • Leisure and culture

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:

Referral

  • From GP
  • From Health care services
  • From Social care services
  • From Other
  • No restrictions apply

Age

  • 17-25
  • 25-64
  • 65+

Residency

  • Within District

Last updated: 10/03/2020