Welcome to Heartbeat

Our Story

Heartbeat have been caring for and rehabilitating people of the North West for over 40 years!

Heartbeat was founded in 1978 by Keith and Rose Redman who sadly lost their teenage daughter, Gillian, to heart disease. Keith and Rose recognised the need to develop support and enhanced rehabilitation for people affected by heart disease post hospital discharge.

This pioneering approach to cardiac rehabilitation has provided support to thousands of people over Heartbeat’s 40 year history.

Keep your eye on our website over the up and coming months!

About Heartbeat

Heartbeat is a Lancashire based charity established over 40 years ago. Our purpose is to contribute to a reduction in cardiovascular disease through the delivery of services aimed at existing heart patients and those identified as at risk of developing it.

Heartbeat delivers; clinical testing, rehabilitation, education, advice, support and training to children, young people and adults across Lancashire.

Based on the site of Preston North End football club we have a bespoke heart centre and 7 satellite sites all offering a tailored approach to tackling heart disease, over 950 people take part every week.

The Heartbeat bespoke heart centre

Heartbeat’s centre delivers activities and services specifically targeting existing heart patients and those who are identified as high risk, for example:

  • diabetics
  • those with high blood pressure
  • those with high cholesterol
  • those who are identified as overweight
  • those who have a family history of heart disease

The centre’s services will include:

  • Phase 4 cardiac rehabilitation exercise classes at 7 different locations across Lancashire
  • Clinical testing (blood pressure testing and ECG monitoring)
  • Support, guidance, research and advice
  • Schools healthy lifestyles programme with workshops relating to PSHE curriculum
  • Community education programme throughout the North West (workshops, conference delivery and awareness testing days)
  • First aid award certified first aid courses (Level 2,3) and awareness courses

Working with Heartbeat

Finneys' PNE Preston

Finney's Café

Finney's is now open under new management and delighted to be of service to Heartbeat members and their families and Preston locals.

Finney's Café is open Monday to Friday 10.00am-3.00pm serving hot drinks, healthy lunches and snacks.

Finney's is also open to home supporters and families on match days 12.30-3.30pm.

Excellent personal service & value in a friendly spacious atmosphere.

Visit Finney's Cafe

Headway Preston and Chorley

Headway

Headway Preston & Chorley is an independent local charity supporting adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI), their families and carers.

Headway's services

Headway help people with a brain injury regain quality of life through a wide range of services, including; Activity sessions, family support, helpline, information and literature, welfare benefits advice, legal advice, walking group, hospital visits, one to one appointments and volunteering.

Visit Headway Preston & Chorley

 

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