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Breathe Easy group to launch in Grange next month

13 December 2022

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A Breathe Easy group will launch at Grange Health Centre on Tuesday 17 January between 1pm and 3pm.

The group will offer people with long-term respiratory conditions such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Interstitial Lung Disease advice and support from health and care professionals.

The group has been set up by Grange & Lakes Integrated Care Community (ICC) and will be supported by Better Leisure and local volunteers. It will be affiliated with Morecambe Bay Respiratory Network (MBRN) and Asthma + Lung UK.

Breathe Easy will be open to anyone aged 18 and above. Sessions are free and will provide an opportunity to take part in activities and mindful movement. No appointment or referral is needed and friends, family and carers are also welcome.

Georgina Livingstone, Development Lead for Grange and Lakes ICC, said: “The Breathe Easy Group will provide the chance to share experiences and learn from others who are living with the same or a similar long-term respiratory condition.

“Sessions will help improve the quality of life of patients with respiratory disease and improve knowledge of how to self-manage their condition. Sessions will provide an opportunity for people with lung conditions to hear from local specialist speakers in an informal environment with plenty of opportunities for questions.”

Dr Pat Haslam, GP and joint Clinical Lead of MBRN, said: “The Breathe Easy groups are a fundamental part of improving the quality of life of our patients with respiratory disease. There is evidence to show that patients who attend these groups have improved quality of life, reduced admissions to hospital and improved knowledge of how to self-manage their condition.”

The support group will be held between 1pm and 3pm on the third Tuesday of each month at The Health Centre, Kent’s Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7DJ.

For more information please contact Georgina Livingstone, Development Lead for Grange and Lakes ICC, at georgina.livingstone@mbht.nhs.uk 

Breathe Easy groups have also launched in other areas across Morecambe Bay. You can find out more at the MBRN website here www.baybreathing.com

In January 2020 Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation merged to form Asthma + Lung UK. You can find out more about Asthma + Lung UK at the following link https://www.asthma.org.uk/