Amir’s Story

Amir, aged 41, worked with one to one with a member of the team to get support to stop smoking and also to manage more effectively a number of long-term medical conditions.

He smoked 20 cigarettes a day and had Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol among other conditions.  He spoke very little English, lacked confidence and was socially isolated.

Through our support Amir has now quit smoking, is better informed about good dietary choices is attending the Healthworks Gym three times per week, has taken English classes at a local college and reports that his confidence has increased since we first met him.  We even helped him to find a low cost, second-hand bicycle.

Amir told us

“I feel a lot more positive and in control of my life.  Learning to speak and write English was a dream.  I have no words to express my gratitude to my Health Trainer for her support and encouragement”.