A POPULAR weight management scheme run by Ribble Valley Borough Council is now available by self-referral.
Until now, Ribble Valley’s community weight management scheme, “Weigh-2-Go”, has only been available by referral from a GP, or health professional.
Now the scheme is available on a self-referral basis to anyone with weight problems. In other words, if you think it will help, you can get involved yourself.
The scheme has a dedicated free phone number and e-mail address, where participants will be asked to complete a short assessment.
Ribble Valley Borough Council health and fitness officer Tracy Balko said: “Weigh-2-Go has been a particularly successful programme and we hope the self-referral pathway will enable more people to take part.
“Weigh-2-Go is not a slimming club, but aims to give people a healthy eating plan and encourage them to be more active.”
Weigh-2-Go lasts 12 weeks and there is no charge, but participants need to be above a certain weight in relation to their height.
Participant Bob Taylor, of Clitheroe, said: “Weigh-2-Go is a great scheme that is helping me lose weight and regain my health. Anyone with a weight problem, who is brave enough to take the first step out of their front door, won’t be disappointed in this scheme and I strongly encourage them to take part.”
Further details are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s healthy lifestyles team on 01200 414484.