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NEW….KAL Exercise Referral Programmes

KAL have just launched The Livewell and Fitness for Health programmes…. Do you want to benefit from a specifically designed programme of exercise to maintain activity and improve health. Live Well Programme For people who have a Cardiac condition, have had a heart attack or heart surgery. What is it? Specialist exercise specifically delivered to support condition management and help prevent […]

Soup glorious soup!

Dewsbury Soup welcomed a great turn-out of North Kirklees’ Third Sector movers and shakers at their 7th gathering. The regular event, which organisers are keen to stress is ‘not just for Dewsbury’, was held at Ponderosa Business Park this time but moves venues for each meeting. Dewsbury Soup has an innovative and effective format: Community groups submit an application with a […]

Warmer Winter Drop In

Are you staying warm and well over winter? Come for a free cup of tea and a chat at the Greenwood Centre in Ravensthorpe between 1.30pm and 4pm on Thursday afternoons to discuss your wellbeing. The Wellness Service and Community Plus are there to chat with you about your personal wellbeing, as well as having the Green Doctors on hand to […]

Partnership-building at Community Plus

Earlier this year, Community Plus welcomed a new team member to support the Coordination Managers in delivering the Do Something Now fund. Community Partnership Manager Dianne Watkinson is now the fund’s single-point-of-contact for enquiries, applications and monitoring, supporting Kirklees’ thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Dianne said: “Do Something Now is about ‘people helping people’ and, at Community Plus, we work in […]

Thinking of replacing cigarettes with a Vaping Device? We can help you…

Read first-hand experience from someone who recently swapped cigarettes for vaping I have recently traded in a 10-year smoking habit for an E-Cigarette and it is the best thing I have ever done, but not for the reasons you might think. I didn’t even really want to stop smoking! I have always said I’d quit, and I never thought I’d have […]

What does Kirklees Active Leisure offer?

At KAL, we want people to be more active, more often which is why, through our memberships, members get access to any of our centres through multi site usage. This gives members the opportunity to make the most of the facilities at any of our 9 centres. We also offer a wide variety of group fitness classes across our centres which […]

National Diabetes Prevention Programme

Healthier You | Diabetes Prevention Programme ( A record number of people in the UK are living with Type 2 diabetes. This figure has more than doubled since 1996. Sadly many people will experience potentially preventable complications because of diabetes, simply because they don’t know enough about their condition and how to manage it. The good news is if you’re at […]

Equally Well UK

The Wellness Service are proud to be part of Local Integrated Partnerships’ signing of the Equally Well Charter.  Equally Well is an initiative from New Zealand which seeks to promote and support collaborative action to improve physical health among people with a mental illness. The life expectancy of someone living with schizophrenia in the UK is some 15-20 years shorter than […]


What is Stoptober? Stoptober is a 28 day long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. Public Health England created the annual campaign and continues to fund it. The idea is that participants pledge themselves to not smoke during the 28 day period, with a mind to giving up altogether. Over 250000 smokers took part last […]

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