Local weight help via self-referral scheme

Weight scheme help is available.
Weight scheme help is available.

An adult weight management service in Scarborough is now available on a self-referral basis – giving more local people the opportunity to seek professional advice on losing weight and improving their health.

The scheme is funded by North Yorkshire County Council and is operated by sports and leisure operator, Everyone Active, in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council.

The scheme consists of a 12-week support programme, aimed to help people make informed decisions regarding their weight and lifestyle. It includes 90-minute weekly sessions made up of both physical activity and nutritional advice.

Martin Miles, Everyone Active’s area manager, said: “The self-referral provision will enable people to book onto the scheme themselves, without having to go through their GP. We hope this option will encourage more local people to take advantage of this unique service.”