Broadly Active

Older people taking part in the Broadly active exercise scheme

Physical activity referral scheme

Broadly Active is a programme of subsidised exercise that is accessed by prescription from your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or pharmacist.

If you would like to improve your health and remain active; but not sure where to start due to a lack of confidence in your current condition. This programme can help you take some simple steps enabling you to live a happier, healthier lifestyle.

What is it?

Broadly Active is a 12 week exercise referral scheme, delivered by Broadland and South Norfolk District Councils, available through a referral by a clinical professional.

A range of supervised sessions are available with our qualified and experienced exercise professionals. The exercises will be appropriate to you and any medical conditions you may have. The scheme is available for anyone aged 16 and over. 

How can it help me?

Regular activity that makes you warmer and breathe harder has many health benefits. Exercise is evidenced to improve your diagnosed health conditions, reduce medication and improve function for everyday life. Helping you to lose weight, strengthen muscle, reduce the risk of falling and manage or improve a range of medical conditions including:

  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • high cholesterol
  • anxiety/depression
  • chronic back pain
  • stress

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in signing up speak to your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or pharmacist about being referred. They will discuss your suitability for the scheme and complete the Active NoW referral form, if appropriate. The referral can be completed via the online form here, or through the Active NoW referral form available in clinical systems.

What happens next?

The online referral form will be sent to Active NoW. Active NoW is a service which will help to support and signpost you into the most suitable physical activity. You will receive a text message from Active NoW once the referral has been received.

During the phone call, Active NoW staff will ask you about your health, goals and activity options, and they can refer you onto Broadly Active. Once referred, you will be contacted to book your induction appointment.

Following your induction you will be invited to attend a trial class, prior to joining the scheme.

Broadly Active exercises (including warm ups and cool downs) are now available on our YouTube channel, offering simple home exercises to compliment the exercises undertaken as part of the class program.


If you would like this information in a different format, such as large print, audio, Braille or in a different language, or a paper copy of the leaflet then please contact us using the details below and we will do our best to help.

Broadly Active

For more information contact us:

Address: Broadly Active
The Horizon Centre
Broadland Business Park
Peachman Way

Telephone: 01603 430487