What are Wellbalanced Classes?
Launching on 1st December 2019, The Wellbalanced Programme offers a 24-week rolling course of community-based group strength and balance classes designed to reduce the risk of falls. A course of 1-2-1 home visits will be arranged for participants unable to attend the group sessions.
NICE compliant and based on the LLT/ProFane model, AHS Wellbeing are commissioned by Adur & Worthing Wellbeing Service to deliver their strength and balance courses called The Wellbalanced Programme.
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Who can attend?
The Wellbalanced course maybe for you if you….
- are feeling less steady on your feet
- are finding it harder to rise from a chair, or to use the stairs
- have been referred by a GP, Healthcare Worker or other professional
Wellbalanced classes are designed to help people who are starting to feel unsteady, to feel stronger and more confident.
Who are the Wellbalanced Instructors?
Our team of instructors are qualified and experienced in Postural Stability and Falls Prevention. You will be in safe hands!
When do classes take place?
With the latest government advice asking people to avoid social gatherings and with venues closing we have decided to cancel all Wellbalanced classes until further notice. However we are continuing to support participants with home exercise workouts and weekly support calls. If you are a participant we will be in touch soon.
If you refer patients to us, please continue to refer them and we will offer online and telephone support until the classes re-commence.
For latest advice on COVID-19, please visit the Government Website
Weekly group sessions normally take place at
- The Heene Community Centre,122 Heene Rd, Worthing BN11 4PL. Starting 14th January 2020.
- The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5WU Starting 16th January 2020
The classes are held once per week for one hour and cost 50 pence per class. Once referred, we will contact you to provide full details and arrange your first session.
We plan to launch an additional class in Worthing from February 2020.
How do I book a class?
Ask your GP or Practice Nurse to refer you to a Wellbalanced course. Alternatively you can download, complete & return a referral form to self-refer onto the programme.
Do you provide transport?
Unfortunately we are unable to provide transport. If you are unable to make your own way details of accessible and community transport in the area can be found on the council website HERE.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for exercising. If you use any mobility aids, e.g. a walking stick, please bring these with you.
What should I expect on my first session?
In your first session we will complete an assessment to ensure the exercises are suitable for you and enable us to monitor your progress. We will ask you to complete the assessment again in 12 weeks time to see how you are progressing and then again at 24 weeks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
What happens at the end of the 24-week programme?
We encourage you to keep exercising and advise you of suitable classes and activities you can attend in the local area.
Are there any exercises I can follow at home?
Yes, you will certainly feel the benefit of doing the exercises regularly. There are some recommended exercises on the NHS Choices website as well as the video on our homepage. You’ll also find some useful information on Falls Prevention here.
What happens if I am unable to attend a class I am booked onto?
If you are aware in advance that you will be unable to make a class, please inform your instructor as soon as possible. If you have to cancel at short notice, please contact us on 01444 657099.
For further information
Call us on: 01444 657099 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further healthy lifestyle support services can be found by calling Adur & Worthing Wellbeing on 01903 221450 or visit their website for details.