We work with disabled people across Salford who want to become more active. We carry out an initial assessment, with individiuals or within a group (generally at the person's home, but in any location that suits you). The assessment involves some basic health checks, including height, weight (BMI), blood pressure, spirometry (to check lungs) and a pin prick to check blood glucose and cholesterol levels (all of these checks are completely optional).
We use a wellness star from which we ask a some questions around wellbeing. We will identify goals with the individual and any activities that they might be interested in doing. Activities have included all sorts in the past, including walking, running, accessing the gym, swimming, skiing, gardening, rollerskating, arts and crafts and many more. We will research the activities and then provide support. After approximately 8 weeks, we will carry out a next steps assessment, involving the same health and wellbeing checks as completed in the initial assessment, to see what changes there may have been. We follow up at 3 and 12 months to see if the individual is still remaining active. Our main aim is to integrate people into their local community so that they can eventually, independently sustain activities themselves and lead happier, healthier lives.
- 16+ with a disability (e.g. physical
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Andy Banns
- Contact Position
- Service Manager
- 07529 223 420
- Beyond Empower
Where to go
- Across Salford
We work toward activity within the local community and so we do not have a specific base, but will come out to you.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
We can be flexible as we understand that some classes and activities will take place in evenings and weekends.
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Our referral form can be found here.
- Our service is free, though depending on what activity has been chosen, there may be a charge (e.g. accessing a gym at a leisure centre). We are unable to provide transport to venues.