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Did you take part in Dry January? West Sussex Council want your feedback

A survey by the council’s Public Health team aims to capture residents’ views and help shape future Dry January campaigns.

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West Sussex County Council are encouraging local residents to share experiences from their Dry January journey.

The County Council’s Public Health team is running a survey to collect participants’ feedback from their month-long, alcohol-free attempt.

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From cutting back during the week to completing the 31-day challenge, or having the motivation to try again – all personal accounts are welcome.

Amanda Jupp, County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said:

“Congratulations to all our residents who took part in this year’s Dry January campaign. Whether people reached Day 31, or achieved their personal goals, I think they should be proud of taking the first step to leading a healthier life.

“I would urge everyone who gave Dry January a go and tested their resolve to please take a few minutes of their time to answer questions around their experiences. It would be great, for example, to learn about the types of support that helped if the going got tough!”

The survey will enable the council’s Public Health team to capture residents’ views and help shape future Dry January campaigns.

If you would like to complete the survey, please click here.

The survey closes on Wednesday 28 March.

For more information, tips and support on making small changes towards a healthier lifestyle, click here.

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Neurokinex Gatwick wins national award

Neurokinex Gatwick – a leading provider of activity-based rehabilitation for spinal cord injury – has won the 2018 National Fitness Awards’ Best Rehabilitation Facility of the Year category.

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Four members of the 10-strong team were at the Award ceremony on Friday November 30th to receive the Award.

The Best Rehabilitation Facility category is open to gyms and sites who are dedicated purely to the rehabilitation market and/or who employ specially trained consultants to deal with GP referrals. Neurokinex was chosen as a finalist from 100s of entries and was up against four other finalists.

Neurokinex underwent a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards’ team who toured the facility, chatted to clients and staff and examined all areas of the business. Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel which decided the winners.

Neurokinex Gatwick team receives National Fitness Award for Best Rehabilitation Facility

“I am very proud and happy that our Gatwick team has won this very important award,”

says Harvey Sihota, founder and director of Neurokinex.

“This achievement is testament to the hard work of the entire team. We know our ground-breaking protocols and activity-based rehabilitation therapies are redefining possibilities for adults and children with spinal cord injury. But to have this independent validation from industry experts that our work is of a national award-winning quality is an honour: I am delighted our work has been recognised this way.”

Neurokinex www.neurokinex.org is a charity and a not-for-profit organisation.

The Gatwick site, which opened in 2016, sets out to redefine possibilities for people with a spinal cord injury.

Its programmes stimulate and load the entire nervous and musculoskeletal systems through carefully crafted, task-specific exercises with the assistance of skilled therapists. Neurokinex clients take part in activities such as active standing, cycling, walking and rowing, tailored to their neurological impairment.

This offers people a multitude of benefits including improvements in neurological function, muscle bulk and quality, cardiovascular health, strength and stamina, balance and trunk control, skin and bone health, range of motion and psychological wellbeing.

“Neurokinex stood out to us as a life-changing facility which combines cutting edge tech with highly-skilled and compassionate trainers,” says Judith Halkerston, Event Director, National Fitness Awards.

“It is evident that Neurokinex is changing the lives of people with spinal cord injury. Its broad client base of adults and children as young as 18 months, plus international clients who are travelling to the facility for this treatment, proves that it is offering something very special indeed. They should be very proud of their achievement and I wish them continued success going forwards.”

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