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Making Changes is a programme for families living in Blackpool. It has been designed to help you as a family become a healthy weight and lead a more active lifestyle.

If you, your healthcare professional or school nurse feel that learning about healthy eating and discovering the benefits to being more active would benefit you as a family, then you are in the right place.

We know that being a healthy weight can be challenging. Be assured that our family weight management team are experts in this area and will offer you as a family to begin to increase your activity levels and make lifestyle changes.  

What you will get

  • A 12 week programme which includes education around healthy eating, lifestyle behaviour change and fun physical activities
  • Active Blackpool discounts and vouchers during the programme (i.e. learn to swim discounts)
  • Ongoing advice and guidance
  • Complete the 12 week programme and receive a free 3 month family leisure membership
  • Attend a graduation event when you complete the programme
  • Additional physical activities available throughout and on competition
  • You have the option to join Active Blackpool as a member at a reduced rate, 3 months after completing the programme

Who can access the programme

The programme is for families with children aged 4 to11 years old who need to become a healthy weight. Children with a BMI in the 93 centile or above will be prioritised a place with their family.

  • Younger and older siblings can attend with the child meeting the criteria
  • The family must be a Blackpool resident or attend a Blackpool school
  • Parents are required to attend all sessions with their child or children

For more information please contact the team:

Text: 07467 444656

Referral form


Making changes

  • Patient/parent/care giver/family consent. I/we agree that the information is correct and may be used to assist in identifying a safe and appropriate family weight management and physical activity programme.
  • Family information
  • Adult name 1
  • Adult 1 address
  • Family information
    Adult 2
  • Adult name 2
  • Family information
    Child 1
  • Child 1 name
  • Family information
    Child 2
  • Child 2 name
  • Family information
    Child 3
  • Child 3 name
  • Medical conditions
  • Do you or your child have any medical/lifestyle conditions?
  • Is your child overweight and would benefit from leading a healthier lifestyle?
  • Privacy notice
    You express an interest and ask us to contact you about one of our services via an online or paper form
  • We will ask for the following information: name, email address and contact number. We will share your personal information with our external partners to communicate with you. Our partners will not share your data with any third parties nor will they use it to contact you directly.
  • Our partner details and their privacy policies can be found at

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