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Active Wellbeing Service for 50+ years old | Community Directory

Active Wellbeing Service for 50+ years old

General Details

The Active Wellbeing Service is delivered by Active Suffolk in partnership with the South Rural Primary Care Network. 

The Active Wellbeing Service is designed to support older adults (50+) who are currently inactive to find physical activity that suits their needs.

With the support of one of our Physical Activity Advisors, you will be able to discuss your motivations to get active, different options that are available locally to you and overcome any barriers, issues or concerns you might have. The service is focused on you as the individual, and the Advisor will support you through consultations, phone calls, video calls and on-going reviews to provide support, motivation and advice.

You will be signposted to local physical activity opportunities in your local community which have been checked by our team to ensure they are safe and appropriate. These range from health walks to gentle exercise classes, falls prevention, Fit Villages projects and even adapted sports. Our Advisors will help people to find the right option for you, taking into account your interests, location, transport issues, any additional needs, budget and any other concerns you may have.

We will be working closely with the surgery medical, admin and management team to help identify any patients that need our support as well as training the staff to have a better understanding about physical activity and feel more confident to talk about it and prescribe it.

The Active Wellbeing Service is currently available to patients of the following GP surgeries: Bildeston Health Centre, The Constable Country Rural Medical Practice, Hadleigh Health Centre, Holbrook and Shotley Surgery and Needham Market Country Practice. 

To find out more or refer yourself to the Active Wellbeing Service service please follow this link: Active Suffolk - Active Wellbeing Service




Who to contact

Active Suffolk
01394 444605
Active Suffolk
East Suffolk House
Riduna Park
IP12 1RT

Janet Lawrence 

Physical Activity Advisor (Constable, Hadleigh, Holbrook and Shotley)

Email: janet.lawrence@activesuffolk.org


Chris Lawson

Physical Activity Advisor (Bildeston and Needham Market)

Email: chris.lawson@activesuffolk.org 

Where to go

Various Locations
Area served
Mid Suffolk, Babergh

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Referral to the Active Wellbeing Service is currently available to patients of surgeries in the South Rural Primary Care Network: Bildeston, Constable Country, Hadleigh, Holbrook and Shotley and Needham Market. 

Clients can be referred by a professional in the community (e.g. health professional, social prescriber) or they are able to self-refer through the Active Suffolk Website: HERE

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