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Exercise, Leisure and Lifestyle – taking care of yourself

The ARNI Trust ( Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury)


The ARNI Trust assists stroke survivors who are in the rehabilitation phases of stroke and want to exercise with a trainer.


This charity trains physical trainers and therapists and matches stroke survivors with these trainers who usually charge a small amount.

Their aim is to take you from the stage where a physiotherapist becomes unavailable or the treatment being given you seems to be becoming ineffective for your more active needs to the stage where you can go on to make training part of your activities of daily life.


The Trust says that you should expect to :


correct balance and posture


 improve co-ordination and timing


increase flexibility stamina and strength


 increase confidence


remove the fear of exercising


increase ability to perform everyday tasks and increase self esteem


For more information contact;

The ARNI Trust

 PO Box 68


Surrey RH7 6QQ

07712 211378 / 07710 407021

E-mail:   tom@arni.uk.com

Website: WWW.ARNI.uk.com


Extreme-Ability Project

Extreme Ability is a 3 year project running from 2008 -2011 for people with special needs, including physical disability, who want to participate in sports.


The aim is to increase participation but also to train a number of people with disabilities to become sports coaches and to encourage volunteering opportunities.


The project offers a range of activities and sports including:


swimming and aquatics


 canoeing and kayaking


 Multi sports sessions including boccia, new age curling, tri golf, kwik cricket, wheelchair football, basketball, dance, table tennis and climbing wall sessions


Activities take place in a variety of locations including on the Thames.


There is the possibility of other sports being offered if there is a demand.


For more information contact:

    Pete Shears, Extreme Ability coordinator

Brentford F.C. Community Sports Trust

                     Half Acre House

37 Half Acre  

Brentford  TW8 8BH

    Tel: 0208 326 7030 or 0845 262 9495

E-Mail: pshears@brentfordfccst.com


Exercise on Prescription


Exercise on Prescription provides supervised exercises in a gym.


It is available for any adult with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, heart disease, stroke or morbid obesity ( BMI of greater than 40 )


Exercise is on a one-to –one basis with an instructor over an 8 week period in two sessions a week, followed by a further 8 weeks of independent exercise.The aim is to learn how to use gym equipment and to exercise correctly and to provide a routine of regular exercise to improve fitness, help circulation, reduce blood glucose levels and assist in losing weight.


To attend you need a referral from your G.P. Consultant, Practice Nurse, Diabetic Specialist Nurse or Dietician.


Sessions are at:

Isleworth Recreation Centre

Twickenham Road, Isleworth, TW7 7EU


Feltham Airparcs Leisure Centre

Uxbridge Road Hanworth TW13 5EG


Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre

Chiswick High Road Brentford TW8 0HJ


New Chiswick Pool

Edensor Road Chiswick  W4 2RG


Lampton Sports Centre

Lampton Avenue Hounslow TW3 4EP


There is a small cost for each session.


For more information including about current charges contact:

David Ollington Healthy Lifestyle Development Officer Tel:  0845 456 2846 / 07791 118053.


Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre

A variety of leisure activities are available for people with disabilities and their carers including swimming, badminton, short mat bowls and various games.


It offers a range of classes and sessions for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.There are women only sessions.There is a lift and pool hoist for both Leisure and Fitness pools.



658 Chiswick High Road Brentford TW8 0HJ

Open from 06.30 – 22.00 hrs. Mon – Fri

                08.00 – 18.00 hrs Sat & Sun


 For current information about activities, timetable and prices contact:

Tel:  0845 456 6675

E-mail: Hounslow@fusion-lifestyle.com

Website:  http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/hounslow


Isleworth Recreation Centre

Isleworth Recreation Centre’s facilities include a 25 metre main pool, lagoon pool, gym and health suite.


It offers a range of water based classes and sessions to suit all ages and abilities including swimming lessons, aquafit, group exercise classes, yoga and aerobics.


The sauna & steam rooms are fully accessible for people with disabilities.


There is a hoist for main and lagoon pools.


There are women only sessions.


There are sessions for people with disabilities in the main pool


Twickenham Road Isleworth TW7 7EU

Open Monday – Thursday 06.30– 22.00 hrs

                     Friday  6.30 – 21.00        

                 Saturday & Sunday  08.00 – 18.00 hrs


For up to date information on activities available, timetables and prices contact;

Tel:  0845 456 6675

E-Mail:  Hounslow@fusion-lifestyle.com

Website: http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/hounslow 

Hanworth  Airparc Leisure Centre

Facilities at Feltham Airparcs include a 25 metre main pool, teaching pool, leisure pool, two activity rooms and a health suite.

It offers water based classes and sessions to suit all ages and abilities. Activities include group exercise classes, aerobics, aquafit and yoga classes.

There are swimming sessions for people of all ages with disabilities held on Wednesdays 20.00 – 22.00 hrs and the session is free of charge.

There is a hoist for both main and leisure pools and a lift for disability access.

There are women only sessions. 

Uxbridge Road Hanworth TW13 5EG 

Open Monday – Friday 07.00 – 22.00 hrs

                    Saturday & Sunday 09.00 – 18.00 hrs

For up to date information about activities available, timetables & prices contact:

Tel: 0845 456 6675

E-mail: Hounslow@fusion-lifestyle.com

        Website: http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/hounslow

New Chiswick Pool

Facilities at new Chiswick Pool include a 25 metre pool and a gym.

It offers a range of classes & sessions to suit all ages and abilities, from swimming lessons to aquafit.

There is a hoist for the pool and changing areas for people with disabilities. 

 There are women only sessions. 

There is a session for people with disabilities on Tuesdays from 18.30 – 22.00 hrs.

Details : Edensor Road Chiswick W4 2RG

            Open:  Monday – Thursday  06.30 – 22.00 hrs

                                    Friday  06.30 – 21.00

                                     Saturday & Sunday  08.00 – 18.00 hrs

For up to date information about activities available, timetables & prices contact:

Tel:0845 456 6675

E-mail Hounslow@fusion-lifestyle.com

        Website:  http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/hounslow


Heston Pool

Facilities at Heston pool include a 25 metre pool, teaching pool, health suite with separate male and female sauna, a gym and an activity room.

 Heston pool offers water based classes and sessions to suit all ages and abilities from swimming lessons to aquafit. It also offers group exercise classes for all ages and fitness levels.

 There are women only sessions.

 There is a  changing area for people with disabilities.

 A pool hoist is available.


New Heston Road Heston TW5 0LW

Open Monday - Wednesday 06.30 – 22.00 hrs

         Thurs  06.30 – 21.30 hrs

         Friday  06.30 – 21.00

          Sat   08.00 – 17.30 hrs

          Sun  08.00 – 14.30 hrs

For up to date information about activities, timetable and prices contact:

0845 456 6675

E-mail Hounslow@fusion-lifestyle.com


Lampton Sports Centre

Lampton Sports Centre offers a gym with qualified fitness professionals who can write a personal fitness plan. There are exercise classes.  

Facilities include a changing area for people with disabilities.


Lampton Avenue  Hounslow  TW3 4EP

Open  Monday to Friday 07.00 – 22.00 hrs

         Saturday & Sunday 09.00 – 18.00 hrs

For up to date information about activities, timetable and prices contact:

          0845 456 6675

  E-mail Hounslow@fusion-lifestyle.com

          Website: http://www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/hounslow

Age Concern Brentford

Age Concern has a range of sessions including Keep Fit Chair Exercises, Swing/Jive classes, Salsa classes, African dance, Pilates, Fun and Fitness in Retirement. 

The Fit as a Fiddle programme is a programme funded through the Big Lottery Fund and designed to help older people to live more healthy, active and fulfilling lives. This is a 12 week programme with exercise, talks and health checks which goes out to over -50s groups in Hounslow.

 For more information about activities and membership contact:

Age Concern

The Albany Social Centre

Alexandra House Albany Road

Brentford TW8 0NE

Tel 0208 560 6969


Hounslow Library Service

There are 11 libraries across the borough and it is free to join. Charges apply for borrowing CDs and videos.

 As well as books there are also audio books, films on DVD including new releases and Bollywood films, music CDs, newspapers and magazines.

There are free audio loans for people who are registered blind and free subtitled and audio described video loans for registered blind and hearing impaired users. 

Books are available in large print and a large number of community languages.

 Libraries provide free computer and internet access and PN-Able Internet access for people with special needs ( enlarged keyboards, enlarged screen, rollerball )

 Online access to the library catalogue is at: www.hounslowlibraries.org

 There is a Library at Home service for people who cannot get to the library and the “Books on wheels service” is free. A librarian visits to discuss your tastes in reading & note any special needs & then chooses books, DVDs, CDs, videos and audio books to suit your requirements. You then get a monthly visit.  

Libraries also have photocopying, faxing and printing services.

 For more information contact:

Hounslow library

Email: hounslow.library@hounslow.gov.uk

Website: https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/directory_record/2984/hounslow_library


Lifestyle management

This is a class to assist with living a healthy lifestyle. 

It is available for any adult who has type 1 or 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke, or has morbid obesity (BMI of greater than 40) 

The class discusses stress management techniques, weight management, nutrition, relaxation, motivation, exercise theory, smoking cessation and alcohol consumption. It includes an exercise group and is held over an 8 week period.  

To attend you need a referral from your G.P. Consultant, Practice Nurse, Diabetic Specialist Nurse or Dietician. 

It is usually held on Wednesdays from 14.00 – 16.00 hrs at

Feltham Airparcs Leisure Centre Uxbridge Road Hanworth TW13 5EG and there is a small charge.

 For more information and advice about the current programme and cost contact:

David Ollington Healthy Lifestyle Development Officer Hanworth Airparc Uxbridge Road Feltham TW13 5EE

Tel: 0845 456 2846 or 07791 118053 


The Expert Patients Programme 

People living with chronic illnesses are often in the best position to know what they need in managing their own condition. 

The Expert Patient Course is run over 6 consecutive weekly sessions covering topics such as relaxation, diet, exercise, fatigue, managing pain and medication, breaking the symptom cycle and communication with health care professionals. 

For more information contact:

 Tel: 0208 630 3213 


The Indian Gymkhana Club Health & Wellbeing Project

 The project provides fitness classes for Hounslow residents

 over the age of 50 of all ethnic groups, focusing on those with medical conditions including stroke.

        The aim is to improve and enhance wellbeing and health for     over 50s in a relaxed, safe and supportive environment

        It offers exercise and body conditioning classes, yoga, chair-    based exercises and power walking on 3 days a week.

        Classes are taken by qualified instructors and there are    monthly weight and blood pressure checks by visiting nurses.

        For more information:

        Email smita.patel@hotmail.co.uk ( best way to contact )

        Or visit Mon at 12.00, Tuesday at 10.00 or Thursday at 11.30

        Mrs S. Patel

        Indian Gymkhana Club

        Thornbury Avenue



        TW7 4NQ

        Tel: 0208 568 4009 after 6.30 p.m to leave a message.


Healthy Diet

Information about healthy diet is available on the internet. Useful websites include:

 NHS Choices: Live Well - Healthy Eating

Stroke Association - Healthy Eating and Stroke

The Stroke Association produces many factsheets on lifestyle and life after stroke and these are available to download.

See also heart health



 Vitalise is a national charity which provides short breaks and respite care with the opportunity to join in a wide range of activities for people with severe physical disabilities with or without their carer.

 Four centres at Nottingham, Southport, Southampton and Chigwell offer 24 hour care on-call, personal support, accessible ensuite rooms, a relaxing holiday environment, full board, entertainment and excursions.

  A fifth centre in Cornwall offers accessible adventure breaks without care and accessible self-catering lodges for family and group holidays.

 For more information, including about costs, contact:


    Shap Road Industrial Estate

    Shap Road



    LA9 6NZ

Tel: 0845 345 1972

Email:  info@vitalise.org.uk

Website: www.vitalise.org.uk


Tourism for All

 Tourism for All is a registered charity which offers free information and advice to disabled people and their carers with special holiday needs. Contact:

Tel 0845 124 9971

Website: www.tourismforall.org.uk

Email: info@tourismforall.org.uk


Livability (Grooms-Shaftesbury)

Livability is a  registered charity providing various services including a range of accessible holiday accommodation at affordable prices.

For more information contact:

Tel 0207 452 2000

Email info@livability.org.uk

    Website: www.livability.org.uk


London Borough of Hounslow Community Services - provides a wide range of services to the residents of Hounslow including day care, residential care, sheltered accommodation, home care, meals on wheels, direct payments, benefit advice, housing, and much more.


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