Access Criteria

Get Help to Get Active

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To be eligible for the Get Help To Get Active service, you must:

Be doing less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week (Excluding work or employment)

What is classified as moderate physical activity?

  • Consistent activity that will raise your heart rate, and make you breathe faster and feel warmer
  • Activity where you can still talk, but can’t sing the words to a song!
  • Movement that requires lifting and/or balance, and the need to exert yourself

If you feel that you do not do the above daily – congratulations, you qualify for our programme!

Be living with a long-term health condition;

  • Any physical or mental disability/impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities**
  • This may include but is not exclusive to; cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, fibromyalgia, atrial fibrillation, depression, anxiety or low mood

You must be a Suffolk resident i.e. paying your council tax to Suffolk County Council

**The service is suitable for those who have just finished Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 3) or are taking part in a community Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation class. Eligibility excludes strokes. 

Please note that all participants are advised to check with their healthcare professional that it is safe for them to participate in physical activity.

Not eligible for our programme?

If you are not eligible for our programme you may find some of these links useful:

Our top tips and activity diary

Other Options to Get Active