Activity Referral Scheme

Our activity referral scheme is a programme of physical activity designed to help improve your health and quality of life. 


Your local health professional can refer you to this programme.


Who can access the Activity Referral Scheme?

The scheme is open to people who want to get active, over the age of 16 with a stable health condition. Our team are highly trained therefore regardless of the type of condition you may have we will always offer a programme of physical activity suited to your health needs.

Our officers will support you throughout your time with us and will contact you to discuss your programme and make sure you are getting the most benefits from it. We also offer an open door policy therefore you can pop in or call us anytime for a chat about your programme.

We offer a wide range of activities including specialised classes, seated exercise, with some activities outdoor or even in the water. They are available all across the Wigan Borough and take place in leisure centres and community venues, such as scout huts or church halls If that’s not to your liking, we even offer home exercise too! We regularly see participants with:

  • Heart problems
  • Back pain
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Lung conditions (Asthma, COPD)
  • Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, MS
  • Arthritis and mobility problems
  • And many others


How do I Join the Activity Referral Scheme?

You must first ask your local Health Professional such as your GP, Nurse or Physiotherapist for an Activity Referral Form. 

Please download this letter and leaflet to take with you or contact us to discuss this further.

Once you have received the form give our team a call on 01942 488 481 and book in for an appointment at a centre close to you.  These centres include:

Wigan Life Centre 
Ashton Leisure Centre
Robin Park Leisure Centre 
Hindley Leisure Centre
Howe Bridge Leisure Centre 
Leigh Leisure Centre

The initial consultation will last for approximately 45 minutes and each activity session between 20 minutes and 1 hour. The programme is for 12 weeks, however we do offer on going support and reduced costs for a further year afterwards.

All activities are at a reduced cost, typically £2.00-£3.50 and where possible we do provide free activities such as health walks and cycle rides (for your initial 12 weeks).


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