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Scarborough & Whitby

A FREE Service lasting up to 24 weeks to support adults to lose weight, move more and maintain long term weight loss.

Who is the service aimed at?

  • Aged 18+
  • Those with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 and above, with exception to people from the BAME group and people with comorbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac and respiratory problems where the BMI is 25 or above
  • Living or working in Scarborough
  • Include BMI calculator

What options are available?

  • Weekly Group sessions
  • 1:1 (at the discretion of individual service providers) pre and post health assessments and throughout the 24 week intervention
  • Each group sessions last 60 minutes Session just for healthy eating & physical activity based in a community setting
  • Session made up of healthy eating & physical activity as a joint component
  • Sessions offered in a range of community venues and a range of times across the Scarborough & Whitby locality

What happens each week?

  • Weigh ins
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating educational talks/ activities

What happens next?

A member of the Weight Management Team team will call you to talk through the Service, your eligibility, any previous attempts to lose weight, what your motivations are, and the session options available to you.

After your initial discussion on the phone you will be booked in for a health assessment with your assigned Weight Management Advisor.

Once your health assessment has been completed you will start your FREE 12 week programme at a venue and time that most suits you.

If you are successful in achieving an agreed weight loss target you will be entitled to a further FREE 12 week maintenance programme.

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What happens if I need to miss a week?

You will have a dedicated weight management advisor work with you to address any additional support required.

What happens if I don’t achieve the 5% weight loss at 12 weeks?

You will discuss this with your weight management advisor and they will work with you to ensure that you are maintaining a healthy balanced food and activity plan, the weight loss will come.

I can not stay for the whole session can I attend to be weighed?

We expect you to attend for the whole session.