Empowering better health and wellbeing for people with respiratory illness
A Breathing Space dance session in full swing
People in Northamptonshire with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are benefiting from dedicated support to make living with their condition easier.
Breathing Space is one of a number of local services available for people with respiratory illness, with fortnightly groups held at venues around the county to empower members to take control of their health and wellbeing.
As well as giving people regular access to clinical advice from a GP or specialist nurse, the groups provide support with relaxation, healthy eating, getting active, self-management and the practicalities of everyday living.
There’s also the chance to benefit from emotional support plus opportunities to share experiences with others and enjoy fun social activities.
The positive effects of Breathing Space have been demonstrated with reduced hospital admissions and GP appointments being seen among members.
Breathing Space is a county-wide service provided by Northamptonshire Carers in partnership with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. It is commissioned and funded by Northamptonshire CCGs and Breathing Space groups are held in Corby, Daventry, Moulton, Raunds / Wellingborough and Upton.
Other services offering support and rehabilitation for people with COPD are also available around the county, including local Airways groups and Singing4Breathing choirs.
For more information about Breathing Space visit the Northamptonshire Carers website or call 01933 677837.