People still using the service

Our research shows the benefits for people living with cancer of being physically active and since January 2015, Move More Herts, a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and the YMCA, has helped almost 1,000 people overcome the side effects of cancer treatment by encouraging and allowing them to become and stay more active.

 

Macmillan provided funding to establish Move More Herts, however it was always the understanding that external funding would need to be secured for the service to continue beyond the agreed period. Unfortunately, the service has been unsuccessful in securing future funding and it is therefore with sadness that we announce the programme will come to an end on Friday August 31 this year.

 

“Anyone who has started the programme will be able to complete it at their current location before the service closes.

 

“Leading a physically active lifestyle both during and after cancer is linked to an improvement in many of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatments. Speak to your GP or cancer healthcare professional about your physical activity needs. Visit macmillan.org.uk/beactive  for a wealth of information on how being physically active can help you prevent and manage some of the side effects of treatment, such as fatigue, depression, muscle wasting and risks to your heart health.

 

“HertsHelp can put you in touch with organisations that can help people stay well, safe and active in their own homes. You can also search the Hertfordshire Directory for community and voluntary organisations. Tel: 0300 123 4044 (local rate) Minicom: 0300 456 2364 Mon-Fri – 9am – 5pm and Thursday 5pm – 7pm Web: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hertshelp Email: info@hertshelp.net

 

“Hertfordshire County Council also has a directory of health and wellbeing services, including a range of physical activity locations, groups and classes: https://directory.hertfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/hertfordshire/directory/home.page

“Lastly, Hertfordshire runs one of the largest free Health Walks in the country, patients can search by local authority area: https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/recycling-waste-and-environment/countryside-management/hertfordshire-health-walks/hertfordshire-health-walks.aspx