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Strictly Not Rehabilitation

Our new out-patient service offers cardio out-patients and their families the chance to work with a “befriender” to progress their recovery  plan.

The befriender will be a first contact point for any aspects of the recovery  programme and could assist with  going to the shops, getting to the planned dance classes.

Part of Strictly is an invitation to attend a weekly dance class – whether to improve your dancing skills (!), meet with other patients or one of our  team, or simply socialise.

The Strictly dance session will be held weekly, at Selly Oak Methodist Church in Langleys Road .  At this class the patients and their partner/friend, if you choose to bring one,  will be invited to get up and dance. Dances will be available that don’t need a partner.  Professional instruction will be provided! If people don’t want to dance and just prefer to just sit it out that’s fine too. The idea is to have fun!

The programme is free and will last 12 weeks during which you will be asked to complete questionnaires so we can get an idea of how the programme is doing.

Here, one of our volunteers, Jim, explains why he has decided to give up some of his time to volunteer within his local community after being made redundant