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Access Ability’s specialist team works within communities and businesses across the North West to improve lifestyles through a range of health initiatives, training, individual / group support and volunteering opportunities. We believe in empowering local people to make a positive difference to themselves and their communities.

Activities include;

  • Health walks
  • Structured Exercise
  • Art Classes
  • Employability and Health Training
  • Events themed towards a ‘healthy lifestyle’
  • Communication Skills

We deliver services that make a real difference to people’s lives
Current sessions offered to help participants understand health and wellbeing include;

  • Mental Health Training including stress management
  • Healthy Eating, Nutrition, Diet & Exercise
  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight Management Support
  • Personal Health Improvement Targets & Pledges

We also offer sessions aimed at;

  • Confidence building
  • Team Working
  • Improving Communication Skills
  • Access Ability incorporates it’s ‘health activity clubs’ within its programme, raising awareness and engagement of the above services.

We adopt the principles of the ‘5 Way’s to Well Being’

  • Connect… with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

  • Be Active… Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

  • Take Notice…
    Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters.

  • Keep learning… Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

  • Give… Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.


Live longer, feel healthier, be happier…