Service Update - We're open and accepting referrals!
Firstly, Happy New Year and thank you for all the support you have given us during 2020.
We wanted to reassure you that during this lockdown we remain open and ready to support local people live healthier lives.
We are able to work face to face in some instances, and are running highly successful remote support via telephone, Zoom and Facebook. If these options are unsuitable, we work with clients to look to support them via an alternative method.
As per the advice from the Ramblers Association, and the government guidance concerning outdoor activities being restricted to people from your own household, support bubble or one other person, our Traditional Health Walks have been suspended with immediate effect. However we are keen to encourage people to walk locally, safely, when they are able to do so - so keep an eye on our social media channels for our new "Walk and Talk" campaign, due to be launched with the next 2 weeks!
For more information about how our services will operating during lockdown, click here.
Extension of Tier 3 child weight management service until the 30th of September 2021.
Following an agreement between Public Health and OneLife Suffolk the current Tier 3 Child Weight Management Service has been extended until the 30th of September 2021.
OneLife Suffolk were commissioned by Public Health, West Suffolk and Ipswich and East Clinical Commissioning Groups to deliver a pilot for Tier 3 Child Weight Management Services.
Children between 5 – 18 years who have a BMI > 91st centile with comorbidities and require physiological, psychological, social, educational or emotional support.
Children between 5 – 18 years who have a BMI > 95th centile without comorbidities or complex needs.
Children must live in Ipswich or West Suffolk due to commissioning criteria.
What the service offers
A family based and person-centred approach to support children who are either very overweight or overweight with comorbidities, such as, physiological, psychological, social, educational or emotional difficulties.
The service includes a multi-disciplinary team comprising of a dietitian, family therapist and sports and exercise experts who work with weight management practitioners to provide a comprehensive weight management service.
OneLife Suffolk and charity Future Inclusions Organisation have formed a partnership to support people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and underrepresented communities get better support in helping to lose weight, stop smoking and increase physical activity.
Future Inclusions is a charity which promotes and supports Suffolk residents to reach their full potential and works with disadvantaged communities to deliver life-skills based training and learning.
Both organisations have been running a series of joint focus groups in the IP1 – IP4 postcode areas with members of the local community, to better understand cultural and lifestyle preferences. Over 11% of the Ipswich population are Black and Ethnic minority and IP1-IP4 has been identified as a hot spot for Covid-19 cases.
The two organisations will work together to adapt the services in which OneLife Suffolk offer to meet the needs of the community. Read more here
The Make Every Contact Count training provides the skills and tips needed for having health behavioural change conversations, plus links and resources to support others starting their own journey towards a healthier lifestyle.
By being CPD accredited, the training is a valuable asset to professional as well as personal development.
Click the link below to book your place: