During lockdown many respite/support services for unpaid carers were suspended. Unfortunately, for many, this will have put extra strain on unpaid carers both mentally and physically.
One You Cheshire East aims to help those who are carers with our free services to help those whose physical health and mental health may have been impacted by the pandemic.
We understand that gym memberships are expensive – and for some unaffordable- so we provide free exercise classes and healthy lifestyle support for Cheshire East residents.
Physical activity at any level or intensity has been shown to have a positive impact on our mood. This is partly down to the fact that exercise releases chemicals in our bodies. These cause reactions in our brains and facilitate lowered stress, increased positivity, and happy thoughts. These feel-good chemicals are called endorphins. Other benefits include improved self-esteem, better quality sleep and more energy.
Experience these benefits by taking part in our wide range of online Move More classes that you can fit around your busy lifestyle. Our classes include:
- Body Conditioning with Katie
- Stretch & Flow with Sophie
- Standing Core with Reece
- Body Weight Exercises with Ellis
- Resistance Band Sessions with Rachel
Our other healthy living services include:
- Lose Weight – 12-week course to help you lose weight safely and sustainably
- Family Weight Management – helps you and your children get active, improve eating habits and behaviours
- Be Smoke Free – 12-week course to help you quit smoking,
- Healthy baby and you – support for new and expectant mothers
- Stand Strong – help for those who are at risk of falling.
If you know someone who is a carer, or you are one yourself, sign up to access our free help and support to lead a healthy lifestyle.
If you are a carer living in Cheshire East, Cheshire East Carers’ Hub can support you. The Hub provides a single point of access for all Carers including both young and adult Carers. The hub will ensure that Carers of all ages will have access to information, advice and a wide range of support services. These support services are designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on a Carers own health and wellbeing. Support could include:
- 1-2-1 or group based support
- Peer support
- Support to take a break
- Information, advice and guidance
- Support to access community, health and wellbeing services
- Access to activities, training, living well fund and much more.
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