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Active Health Scheme

An accessible service for adults who would benefit from a structured physical activity programme in a safe, supervised environment. The scheme will support people in making lifestyle changes especially in those people who have a limiting lifelong illness. The scheme will promote long-term participation in regular physical activity through goal setting and developing confidence therefore improving the person's mental, social and physical well-being. Classes include Strong and steady (exercises for people living with Parkinsons) and Exercise after stroke.
Who is it for? The Active Health Scheme is intended for people living within the Harrogate district aged 18 years or above who have:
low to moderate risk health conditions
severe coronary heart disease or early post myocardial infarction/coronary artery bypass graft/angioplasty (cardiac rehab classes only)
mild to moderate mental health problems (for example, depression, anxiety or stress)
diabetes type 1 and 2
post physiotherapy musculoskeletal conditions (for example, knee, hip, shoulder)
Who should I talk to about the scheme? If you think you may be eligible, please contact us or talk to a member of your healthcare team. The medical professional will send a referral letter to the active health team. You will then shortly receive a phone call or letter inviting you to make an initial appointment with an exercise referral officer.


Contact Information
Located at:
Harrogate Borough Council, Culture, Tourism and Sport, Fairfax Community Centre, HARROGATE, North Yorkshire, HG2 7RU
Telephone Number: 01423 500600 ext 58206
Additional Information
Local or National: Local
Area: All of Harrogate District, Boroughbridge, Harrogate area, Knaresborough, Masham, Nidderdale, Ripon area
Disabled access:

All our venues are easily access and have facilities suitable for people with disabilities

Who is it aimed at?
All Adults 18+, Adults Age 18-49, Adults Age 50-64, Adults Age 65+
Last updated 13.12.2022

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