Broadly Active

Older people taking part in the Broadly active exercise scheme

Exercise referral scheme

Broadly Active is a programme of exercise that is prescribed by your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or pharmacist. It can help you manage your health by using exercise. The programme helps you take some simple steps to become more active safely around your medical condition.

What is it?

Broadly Active is a 12 week exercise referral scheme, delivered by Broadland District and South Norfolk Councils which you can be referred onto by a medical professional.

A range of sessions are available and they are supervised by one of 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. It can help you lose weight, strengthen muscle, reduce the risk of falling and help manage or improve a range of medical conditions including: high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, anxiety/depression, chronic back pain, stress and many more.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in signing up speak to your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or pharmacist about being referred to Broadly Active. 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 physical activity most suitable for you. You should receive a phone call from Active NoW within 7 days of your referral being received.

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

Following your induction appointment you will have access to a range of subsidised activities and classes from our class timetable.

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 exercises (including warm ups and cool downs) are now available on our YouTube channel, offering simple home exercises for anyone who struggles with their mobility or has health conditions that require lower levels of exercise.

Broadly Active

For more information contact us:

Address: Broadly Active
Broadland District Council
1 Yarmouth Road

Telephone: 01603 430487