HEALTH AND WELLBEING at sll

SLL currently carries out extensive work in the health and wellbeing arena with highly qualified staff delivering successful referral schemes with referrals from The Lister and Bedford, Papworth and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals, and local GP surgeries, in areas such as: Cardiac Phase IV, stroke and pulmonary rehabilitation.

The company has added a focus on early intervention and prevention with a range of activities including:

  • Health Action Day: a successful annual event which attracts over 4,000 visitors over the weekend with free stalls and demonstrations.
  • Community health projects: offering Boditrax body composition scans and 12 weeks free physical activity to the local population in deprived areas utilizing public CSAF Sport England funding.
  • Corporate health projects: visiting selected local companies and organisations to give Health MOTs and raise awareness in areas such as heart disease, stress, mental health, back care and hypertension (or high blood pressure).

SLL is committed to working with our local authority partners to help the meet their public health responsibilities and social agendas, through the setting up of healthy hubs- 'one-stop' community centres that will bring together services from fellow providers in the health and wellbeing arena.


Specialist Exercise Equipment at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre

 

We take it for granted that we can take part in our favourite activity whenever we want to, but for many people this is not possible.  Medical conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or injuries can result in a sedentary lifestyle because exercise simply isn’t an option. We're raising £53,000 to purchase 2 pieces of specialist exercise equipment that are based in Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre so that everyone is able to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity.

The new equipment is at StevenageArts & Leisure Centre but can be used by SLL Exercise Referral patients from other SLL Leisure Centres and the general public.

For more information or to book a consultation please contact Chris Tillbrook, Health and Wellbeing Consultant by email: chris.tillbrook@sll.co.uk

Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The treadmill looks and works like a regular treadmill, the difference is that it supports the user and allows them to regain function and weight bear as tolerated by changing gravity in one percent increments to as low as 20% of the users body weight. The precise point at where the user is pain free can be set and allows an accurate measure of their progress.

FES Bike

A Functional Electrical Stimulation bike has electrodes which are attached to the users legs and deliver a mild electric current to stimulate muscles to contract and enable the legs to cycle.

Help us fundraise!

The SLL Community Fund was set up to fundraise for the specialist exercise equipment. We're raising £53,000 to pay for the Anti-Gravity Treadmill and FES Bike so that the general public has access to this much needed kit which can transorm the lives of so many people with a range of medical conditions. If you would like to donate to the fund visit sll.charitycheckout.co.uk or if you would like to help with fundraising please contact juanita.prescott@sll.co.uk