29-Sep-2022

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) recognises the importance of healthy and active lifestyles and from 1 October 2022, the 'Undefeatables [Diabetes] Scheme' that launched in 2021, will now support people with cancer, lung disease, long-term anxiety and depression.

The scheme was set up to help those with long-term health conditions be more active through its in-house leisure provider, One Leisure. 'Undefeatables' is a discounted membership for a period of nine months, which includes activities such as badminton, squash, cyclone (indoor cycling), the gym, fitness classes, and swimming, amongst other targeted activities delivered across One Leisure.

The extension to the scheme means that you can now get help and support to manage your condition and lead a healthy lifestyle if you are currently inactive (undertaking less than 30 minutes of physical activity and/or exercise) and diagnosed with certain long-term health conditions, including diabetes (type 1 and 2), pre-diabetic/non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, lung conditions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and long-term depression/anxiety (6 months plus).

Applicants can complete an online form and will be informed within 10 working days if they have been accepted onto the scheme.

Executive Councillor for Leisure, Waste and Street Scene, Cllr Simone Taylor, said: "This is an exciting extension to the current scheme and will also allow more individuals who are diagnosed with a long-term health condition to live a healthier lifestyle.

"It will help those many individuals to manage their condition as well as incorporate exercise into their daily routine.

"It is also a great opportunity to be able to access our fitness centres across the district with trained staff that can support an individuals needs."

For more information about the scheme, please visit our webpage.