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Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise Service

Better living Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise Service (CARES) is a specialist exercise rehabilitation and healthy lifestyles course for people who have survived specific cancers.

The scheme is for small groups of women who have recently survived specific cancers. The scheme is designed in conjunction with the specialist oncology clinical team at the Macmillan Unit, Calderdale Royal Hospital.

We offer a friendly, supportive environment and work together with clients to design safe and effective exercise programmes that are specific to the capability of the individual.

Better living CARES members benefit from unlimited use of Calderdale Council's Active Lifestyles gyms, swimming pools and exercise classes - free of charge for twelve weeks. After the free twelve-week period, all these activities can be enjoyed at a reduced rate. 

What happens on a course?

Courses run for 2.5 hours a week for twelve weeks and are free of charge. Group based exercise and healthy diet and lifestyles advice is provided along with specific information about surviving cancer. The classes are only open to people who have survived cancer as part of their 'Survivorship Programme'.

Eligibility criteria

Anyone who has survived cancer and is currently attending the survivorship programme. These classes are not open to the general public.

How to join

If you are interested in taking part in the Better living CARES scheme and to see if you are eligible, please ask the Oncology team at Calderdale Royal Hospital to refer you.

Last Updated: 25/08/2016