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The Living Well with a Long Term Condition (LWLTC)Programme

AC from Erewash said;
‘It opened my eyes to other paths and ways of improving my quality of life’

We have courses starting in September in Alfreton, Matlock and Bolsover

People from across Derbyshire with a long-term health condition are substantially benefiting from our courses which are supporting and encouraging participants to self-manage their conditions more effectively to live fuller more meaningful lives.

Please see below our timetable for all of the LWLTC courses taking place across Derbyshire from September 18 through to January 19 . We still have availability for all the dates listed below but we are filling places fast so if you have, or know of anyone who may be interested in attending please refer to us as soon as possible.

Start Dates Time Location
Tuesday 18th September 18 13.00 – 15.30 Alfreton Library Severn Square Alfreton
Friday 21st September 18 13.00 – 15.30 Bolsover Library Church Street Bolsover
Tuesday 25th September 18 13.00 – 15.30 Citizens Advice Office Banks Road Matlock
Thursday 18th October 18 13.00 – 15.30 Staveley Fire Station Staveley
Thursday 25th October 18 10.30 – 13.00 Citizens Advice Office Church Gresley Swadlincote
Thursday 25th October 18 13.30 – 16.00 Tesco Superstore Clay Cross
Friday 26th October 18 13.00 – 16.00 Fairfield Centre Victoria Park Road Buxton
Tuesday 6th November 18 13.00 – 15.30 Amber Trust Ripley 7-11 Wellington Street Ripley
Wednesday 7th November 18 13.30 – 16.00 Ilkeston Fire Station
Monday 12th November 18 13.30 – 16.00 Tesco Superstore Clay Cross
Thursday 24th January 19 13.30 – 16.00 CAB offices Swadlincote

The FREE - six-week programme is delivered one day a week for 2.5 hours. It aims to support patients with a long- term health or medical condition deal with pain, fatigue, stress and depression, as well as provide a forum to meet with others and share experiences.

Topics covered include healthy eating, relaxation, appropriate physical exercise, pacing yourself, and communicating with friends, family and health professionals.

The LWLTC Programme is for anyone who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and has proved to be beneficial for carers of someone with a long term condition.

The programme is delivered by two volunteer tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions and can give practical advice based on their own life experience.
Feedback has been great. People have said that the programme has really helped them to feel more positively about life, as well as advising on practical changes they can make to improve their wellbeing.

What people who have attended the courses say ;
• Great course able to share thoughts and feelings with like-minded people
• This was an excellent course providing a variety of strategies to help me live more effectively with a long term condition with all its accompanying problems and ongoing symptoms and issues. Both the tutors were brilliant and worked well together as a team.
• It was good to meet people with the same problems due to their health and discuss these things
• I feel ready now to look for a job
• Due to this course I am more inclined to go out and Socialise with strangers as I have more confidence and have made friends

For further information or to reserve a space on one of the courses please return the referral form or alternatively you can contact me at;
[email protected]
or Tel: 01283 210107 or 07487 257187

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