Healthwise with Better (Physical Activity Referral Scheme & Phase IV Cardiac Rehab)

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Healthwise is a healthy lifestyle programme. It comprises of Physical Activity Referral Scheme and Phase IV Cardiac Rehab. 

Healthwise is designed to introduce individuals to the benefits of exercise and support those wishing to manage health conditions or reduce risk factors for chronic disease.

Better’s firm belief that physical activity at appropriate levels can have a beneficial effect upon the health of an individual underpins our commitment to the provision of a GP referral programme across our leisure centres.

Who is Healthwise for?

The scheme is for Reading residents, registered with a Reading GP doctors surgery / hospital department. It is designed to assist people with medical conditions or other specialist requirements.

Our team of Healthwise advisors will work with you to offer the most appropriate programme for your individual health needs.

To find out more visit:

Who to contact

Contact Position
Healthwise Coordinators

Where to go

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Palmer Park Sports Centre and Stadium, Meadway Sports Centre and South Reading Leisure Centre


Reduced monthly memberships and pay as you go options available - this will be discussed with you during your initial assessment.


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals must be made into this service either by a GP Surgery (and other allied health professionals) or Hospital. 


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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


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Family Information Service 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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