Exercise referral scheme

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 What is it?

  • The scheme offers a programme of tailor-made activity at a local leisure centre for the prevention, improvement or management of your health condition. 
  • You must be prepared to attend a number of appointment based sessions of exercise, within a specified period (the number of sessions varies depending on the leisure centre you are attending).
  • During the sessions, a trained exercise specialist will be on hand to guide and support you.
  • You must be referred by a GP or other healthcare professional using the special referral form (you can only be referred once). Please note that your GP may not feel that a referral is appropriate for your condition and may be able to suggest a more appropriate Wellbeing service.

Why do it?

  • The Exercise Referral Scheme gives you a specialised exercise programme which is suitable and beneficial for your particular health condition.
  • The atmosphere is friendly and conducive to encouraging people of all ages and fitness levels to participate regularly in exercise.

How much will it cost?

  • The consultation at the leisure centre is free.  
  • After that, you will be given a discounted price for the sessions (price varies across centres).
  • You may also be offered an incentive to continue using the leisure centre at the end of the sessions.

The referral process

  • Initial meeting with your GP or healthcare professional.
  • You meet the referral criteria.
  • Your GP or healthcare professional completes and signs Section A of the referral form. You complete and sign Section B of the form.
  • You or your healthcare professional will then need to either send or scan/email the form to the Wellbeing team at Horsham District Council, who will arrange to meet you to discuss your needs.
  • The Wellbeing team will register you on the scheme with your chosen leisure centre.
  • The leisure centre will contact you to arrange an induction/assessment.
  • You start the course.
  • At the end of the course you will receive a questionnaire to complete.
  • You may be offered an incentive to continue exercising at the leisure centre.

The Horsham District Exercise Referral Scheme is currently delivered at:

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