Health & Wellbeing

Step by Step

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Step by Step is a lifestyle service to support residents who want to improve their health by making positive lifestyle choices.

North Yorkshire County Council Public Health have commissioned Richmondshire District Council to deliver this holistic service. Its aim is to improve health conditions including respiratory conditions, heart disease, muscular disorders, obesity, risk of falls and long term conditions such as asthma, arthritis and osteoporosis, as well as supporting those who need to increase their physical activity.

Step by Step incorporates the previous GP exercise referral scheme and a new service for people who need extra support to improve their lifestyle. Anyone wishing to take part in the programme should do so by visiting their GP, Nurse, or other Health Professional for a referral.

The service is open to any Richmondshire resident who is 18 or over, who meets the eligibility criteria* and has been referred by their GP or other health care professional.

Patients who are accepted on the programme will participate in a 12 week tailor-made programme from one of the following:

  • Lifestyle workshops and discounted access to swim, gym and exercise classes

pdfpdfStep by Step Leaflet  

pdfStep by Step Referral form for Health Professional 

pdfStep by Step Programme Brochure

docxSelf Referral

Contact the Lifestyle Officer, Ryan Rutherford on 01748 901044/901045 or by secure email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

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Dementia 

Richmondshire Dementia Action Alliance

Richmondshire now has its very own Dementia Action Alliance Group that are working towards Richmondshire becoming a Dementia Friendly Community.  The steering group meets once a month and is also available to offer support and advice to any organisations or businesses that would like to become Dementia Friendly.  The group can also provide awareness raising sessions for you to attend or for your employees and volunteers.

Why not help Richmondshire become Dementia Friendly

If you would like to join the Richmondshire Dementia Action Alliance this is really easy, all you need to do is use the link on the Dementia Action website at http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/14581_richmondshire_dementia_action_alliance or if you would like more information contact Linda Haggie Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jo-Anne Simpson Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find out more about becoming a Dementia Friend

There is lots of information available on the Alzheimer's Society website 

 

Health and Well being

Richmondshire District Council works closely with its partners to improve the health and well being of its residents.  For more information contact the Culture and Well-being Delivery Manager, Jo-Anne Simpson Tel: 01748 901045 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Volunteering 

Richmondshire District Council has just released ‘pdfOur guide to volunteering Information and advice’ which is available for those people who may be interested in volunteering services to support the work of the Council. It covers all of the essentials around issues such as insurance, expenses and health and safety. 

People volunteer for many different reasons, some to gain work experience, to meet new people, to make a difference, gain confidence or to develop new skills, but whatever the reason, volunteering is beneficial to all those involved.  

 

 

 

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.