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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:

Email: making.changes@blackpool.gov.uk
Text: 07467 444656

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Making Changes Referral Form

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