‘Unique’ programme to support overweight and obese people in Preston

Delivering a weight administration programme at PNE Pic: PNECET

A ‘distinctive’ programme to help people who find themselves chubby or affected by weight problems is about to launch in Preston.


Preston North End Community and Education Trust has secured a contract from Lancashire County Council to ship the burden administration programme for the following two years.

The programme is designed to assist individuals obtain long-term and sustainable weight reduction.

It will encourage members to make lifelong modifications to consuming habits, assist them overcome obstacles to weight reduction, make wise dietary decisions, and turn into extra energetic.

The Trust says the programme shall be ‘distinctive’ and in contrast to different conventional weight reduction programmes, supporting people to guide more healthy and extra energetic existence by catering to people’ wants.

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The provision will embody on-line supply for anybody wishing to participate from residence, and community-based supply with group classes in settings throughout Preston and the encircling areas.

There can even be a direct hyperlink to the FIT FANS programme, which sees a weekly 90-minute weekly session made up of a classroom and train workshop delivered at Deepdale.

FIT FANS was delivered by the Trust for the primary time late final yr when 43 members took half within the programme. They achieved a mean weight lack of 5.1kg after being empowered to make constructive modifications.

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Deputy Chief Executive of the Trust Harriet Creighton-Levis mentioned: “We are delighted to be the accomplice of alternative for the Tier Two Weight Management contract in Preston, working in partnership with Lancashire County Council and Public Health England to deal with the well being inequalities throughout Preston.

“The programme may have a holistic strategy with our members’ wants at its core. Our crew will mentor people, develop their bodily, psychological, and emotional well being, whereas taking social components into consideration.

“Therefore, we may have a spread of provision, designed to fulfill people’ wants, together with face-to-face supply and on-line supply.

“We need to help our soccer household and the local people on their weight reduction journey and this programme will deliver members nearer to the stadium and the membership by way of its supply mannequin.

“Our crew imagine that by offering the right instruments and surroundings for our members, we’ll enhance independence and self-determination, empowering people to make constructive modifications.”

For extra data, go to the PNE website, the place there’s an internet sign-up type accessible, or contact [email protected].

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