Health Practitioner Service

About the service

We offer a one-to-one support service for people living in Gleadless Valley to encourage them to make positive changes to their lifestyles, in order to help them improve their health and wellbeing. This may include helping them to get out of the house more, do more exercise, eat healthily, stop smoking or lose weight.

We have two health practitioners who work directly with adults over a 6-8 week period. During this time they set achievable goals and provide advice, encouragement and support to achieve these. They have knowledge of activities and services, both in the local area and citywide, and are able to signpost and refer people to these where appropriate.

Over the past six years, more than 450 people in the Gleadless Valley area have made improvements to their lifestyle through this service.

How do I join?

If you are interested in recieving support through this service, then you can get your GP to refer you or contact our health practitioners directly. Kim: (0114) 239 8946 and Pete: 07821681100 / health.pract.gvcf.org.uk.

Pete also runs drop in sessions at the following locations, so pop in for a chat!

  • Jordanthorpe Health Centre: Wednesdays 9am – 4pm
  • Lowedges Surgery: Tuesdays 9am – 12pm
  • The Terminus, 240 Lowedges Road: Tuesdays 12:30pm – 4pm and Thursdays 9am – 4pm

“Before accessing this service, I never went out much and didn’t have the confidence to meet new people. I feel so much better now, its really changed my life.” (Health Practitioner Service User)

 

For more information, contact our health team on (0114) 239 8946