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Weight Management Adult Learning Disabilities Services

What is it?

The Weight Management Team offers a range of weight management services for adults with learning disabilities. Each service offered is run in partnership between the Office of Public Health and The Ridgehill Learning Centre, Health Access Team. The service offers a person centred approach to weight management and participants may be offered group or one-to-one support depending on their needs. Each person receives a personalised individual assessment, so that their exact needs are established. We offer a variety physical activities and practical healthy living advice tailored to each individual.

Who is it for?

The service is aimed at adults aged 18 and above who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above or 27.5 and above if of south Asian origin. Participants with relevant cardiovascular related health conditions (confirmed by your GP) will be able to use this service if you have a BMI of 28 and above or 23 and above if of south Asian origin. This service is only suitable for patients with a learning disability.

Where is it?

The programme is run at various locations with the Dudley borough. The requirements of each individual are taken into consideration.

Access

All NHS sites offer full disabled access, however, this cannot be guaranteed at venues supplied by some of our external providers (Weight Watchers, Slimming World, and Rosemary Conley). Some of the physical activities take place outside on uneven terrain. Reasonable adjustments will be made where possible. If you have any concerns or would like more information about venue suitability, please contact the Weight Management team on 01384 814444.

When is the next programme?

Please contact the Weight Management Team on 01384 814444 for more information or email weight.management@dudley.gov.uk.

How can I access this service?

Please make an appointment to see your GP. Alternatively you can self refer into this service, (subject to you obtaining a completed health declaration form from your GP.) For more information please contact the Weight Management Team on 01384 814444 or email weight.management@dudley.gov.uk

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