Aspire Wellbeing offers a wide range of services to promote health, independence and wellbeing for individuals and those close to them – especially individuals experiencing sudden and/or long-term issues that have reduced their ability to live independently and feel safe and well. We have a strong ethos of assisting people to optimise their wellbeing and maintain, or regain, their health and capabilities.
Our Health Gym is equipped with specialised equipment ensuring it is suitable for use by individuals with disabilities, mobility issues and other health conditions. Our staff are trained to support people in the use of the equipment, and in developing personalised and effective exercise programmes, to enable people to regain strength, dexterity, stamina and mobility.
We regularly consult with our Members and other service users about their experience of the services and care they experience at Aspire Wellbeing. Here are some examples of their feedback.
I have cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and I am deaf. I use a wheelchair to travel to and from the centre but, once there, I use my four-wheeled rotator to get about to the various sessions that I participate in. I have been coming to Aspire Wellbeing for some years and presently attend on three days a week. I like to use the gym and try to use the equipment as independently as possible. But, if I do need help, the staff are right there and always willing to help. I have been learning how to use the computer more and more, developing my computer skills and sign BSL (British Sign Language) with my BSL Relay Signer and others. I play bingo on Friday afternoons, independently. My favourite highlight from last year was the time I spent on holiday in the Isle of Wight with others from the centre. Some of the Aspire Wellbeing staff and other day care members know how to use sign language. I’m glad that there is another deaf BSL user attending the centre now and I would like it if more deaf people joined. It would be great also if there could be a BSL interpreter at every meeting.
I had a stroke in 2013. I am 35 years old and I was in full-time employment at the time. I have been coming here now for eight weeks as part of the NHS stroke rehabilitation programme I come to the gym three times a week and use the treadmill, leg machines, leg press, shoulder press, leg curl, leg extension, and do some floor exercises.
The centre is friendly, well-kept and there are lots of staff available to support you. I celebrated Christmas here, and I am looking forward to my birthday in April. Aspire Wellbeing will help you to overcome your challenges. Anyone can achieve the goals they have set, especially when you have expert help and support to hand. You can come here in a wheelchair or with a walking stick, and everyone will treat you as a normal person, exactly how you wish to be treated.
I have rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and I have had a number of operations on my chest, hip, knees and hands. I also have poor eye sight. I have been coming to the centre for a number of years, three times a week. I do exercise in the gym, and I go to the women’s group and the Bible group. I enjoy coming here because I can meet people. It gets me out of the house and I enjoy doing my exercise sessions. I like to take part in everything, such as a finished article of knitting. The staff are very helpful and friendly. I have seen a lot of improvement in the gym area, with lots of new equipment and the area is now a great deal bigger and better.
I had a stroke four years ago and I have been coming to the centre two days a week for three years. I do an exercise programme in the gym – the gym equipment is really good. All the highly qualified staff do an excellent job of helping me. I get along with everyone. It is fun to exercise here, and the environment is not intimidating like other gyms. I got engaged last year to the love of my life. Exercise is crucial at this centre where they maintain positive communication and understanding.