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COVID-19 Update: Take That Step Service

Due to COVID-19 developments, the Adult ‘Take That Step’ Weight Management Service is being delivered through a ‘remote offer’ for all existing clients.  There will be no face to face assessments or nutrition and physical activity sessions offered.  The Service will be contacting all existing clients to work through alternative offers of support such as telephone contact.

The Service will not be taking on any new referrals from Thursday 19th March 2020 for the unforeseeable future, however you can contact the Service to record your interest.

Please refer to NHS and Public Health England guidance that is updated frequently 

Staying Active

You can access free health and fitness advice and tips on staying active to help keep you fit and healthy during this time:

Please be assured that we are working hard to support our residents through these unprecedented times.  Please contact us should you need to discuss anything further.

Contact details: [email protected] or 01609 767241


This service is FREE to those individuals who meet the following criteria;

  • aged 18 years or over
  • BMI (Body Mass Index) equal to or greater than 25. Click to Check your BMI
  • resident or registered with a GP practice in North Yorkshire
  • working for an organisation based in North Yorkshire

Take that step is a free 12 week structured adult weight management programme which is fully funded by North Yorkshire County Council Public Health and includes 1-2-1 support from a qualified health & wellbeing officer , weekly workshops including nutritional advice,  a weekly weigh in and a prescribed physical activity plan. These sessions will take place at one of the four leisure centres in Hambleton ( Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre) and all eligible individuals will receive free access to physical activity sessions.

If individuals successfully complete the 12 weeks and achieve an agreed weight loss target they will be entitled to a further free 12 weeks maintenance programme.

Frequently asked questions

What happens next?

If you are eligible based on the information above, you can commit to 24 weeks and you are ready to lose weight then contact Take That Step on 01609 767241 or send an email to the Take That Step team and a member of the team will contact you.

What will happen when I contact you?

A member of the Take That Step team will talk you through the service, check your eligibility and discuss what options are available to you.

Then what will happen?

If you are eligible you will be booked in for an individual assessment with one of the Health & Wellbeing Officers. This will take place at one of the Leisure Centres.  Once this assessment has been completed you will start your 12 week programme.

What will happen if I successfully lose weight in those 12 weeks?

You will be given the opportunity to take part in a 12 week maintenance programme free of charge.

What will happen if I don’t lose weight in those 12 weeks?

The Health & Wellbeing Officers will offer you support throughout these 12 weeks to try and ensure you meet your agreed goal. If you don’t meet your goal you won’t be able to continue with the programme and you will have to wait six months before you can start again.

How do I find out more?

To find out more contact the Take That Step team or visit our Facebook page 

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