Enabling Self-management
and Coping with Arthritic Pain
using Exercise

COVID-19 Support

Resources for people with no access to technology

We recognise many of the tools that are being recommended to support people to keep active in their homes

during COVID-19 require access to smart devices, laptops, the Internet etc.

Importantly, they also require people to feel comfortable and able to use of these tools effectively.

 

Please see below a list of resources which may be more accessible for people who do not have access to the Internet or digital devices.

If you know anyone who would benefit from these resources please share this information. Some resources can be printed out, or emailed out. You could share it with them directly or email it to a family member or friend who may be able to print it out for them. Other resources can be found on the radio or on the television. 

 

Resources that can be printed:

 

  • Versus Arthritis - please see the downloadable exercises sheets for knee painhip pain, and back pain
  • This Department of Health infographic details the physical activity guidelines for adults and older adults.
  • We Are Undefeatable is a campaign supporting those with long term health conditions to be more active. They have introduced Five in Five - a mini-workout that is completely customisable. It's simple too. Just choose 5 activities from their library of exercises and do each for 1 minute. Download the booklet here.
  • Move More Sheffield have shared an excellent booklet that can be printed out and sent to people to support them stay active and healthy at home. The booklet was co-produced by partners across Sheffield in recognition that there is little out there for people who do not use the internet. It is part of Sport England's Join the Movement campaign and gives ideas and credible advice on how to stay active and healthy during lockdown.  
  • The University of Manchester's Healthy Ageing Research Group has teamed up with the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub to  develop a wellbeing booklet with support and advice for older people self-isolating during COVID-19. Download and print a copy of the Keeping Well at Home booklet.

 

Television

 

  • Gateshead Older People's Assembly have launced 'Keeping Well at Home' TV - an exercise programme that is available to watch on television. Keeping Well at Home can be viewed on Tyne & Wear Local TV as part of the North East Live programme. Tyne & Wear Local TV is available on Freeview (channel 7), Sky (channel 117), and Virgin Media (channel 159). The programme airs Monday through Friday at the following times:
    • 6:07am, 7:07am, 8:07am, 13:07pm, 13:37pm, 18:07pm and 19:07pm (Freeview and Virgin Media)
    • 19:37 (Sky)
    • Viewers are encouraged to tune in on the hour or half hour in order to catch North East Live in full. Each episode is approximately four minutes. During that time, instructors explain and demonstrate exercises you can do throughout the day.

 

Radio

 

  • 10Today is a set of 10 minutes exercises that can be listened to on the radio (DAB only, not FM) or watched online. For all the different radio stations please see here.

 

Helpline

 

  • Versus Arthritis also have a free helpline open Monday–Friday, 9am–8pm, the number is 0800 5200 520. *Calls are free when calling from within the UK but charges will apply when calling from abroad. For more information you will need to contact your network provider.

 

For further information please email: hello@escape-pain.org‚Äč

 

Page last reviewed: 30 October 2020. Page last updated: 30 October 2020. Next review date: January 2021