I am contacting you to let you know about our fantastic new Carer’s Programme that we have recently launched in Cheshire East, across 9 different leisure centres.  We are contacting you as you may be a carer yourself or you may have links to carers through your charity or organisation.  Our aim is for all carers to get involved in the programme and so we would very much appreciate your support in helping us spread the word by sharing this information with all your clients and valuable contacts.

A poster is attached which summarises the programme and provides the dates for all 9 sites for January-March 2016.  In addition more details about the programme (such as the benefits) are outlined below in the body of this email:

 Everybody Carers Poster Jan-Mar16 (1)

More about of the programme:

•             The aim of the programme is for carers to take the opportunity to have some well-earned time to themselves.

•             Carers can meet, chat with and share information with other carers whilst trying out new activities and sports.

•             The sessions are specifically tailored, based on the feedback received so far and are aimed at ALL carers.

•             The sessions provide a great opportunity to get more active and try out new things whilst looking after your own health and wellbeing at the same time.

•             Types of activities vary from yoga, tennis, badminton, nordic walking, archery, boccia, walking, zumba and much more.

•             The sessions enable carers to get more active and improve their physical and mental

•             People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.

•             Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  For more information please visit the following link  http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Whybeactive.aspx


•             Being a ‘carer’ is the only requirement – no proof or consent is required

•             You are classed as a ‘carer’ if look after someone with a physical, mental or learning disability or an older person – it doesn’t need to be as a profession so it this could be your elderly parent that you look after

•             Sessions run monthly across 9 different leisure centres and cost £2.80

For more information on the programme contact Ellie Dick 07809 665228 or visit our facebook page: https://facebook.com/EBLeisureDev

I look forward to meeting you soon.

All the best,

Ellie Dick

Andy Molyneux

Disability & Inclusion Lead

Everybody Sport & Recreation

Leisure & Partnerships Development

Floor 3, Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2JZ

Telephone:  07506 317055

Website:       www.everybody.org.uk

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/EBLeisureDev

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