Funding support available for those looking to lose weight in Torbay

Published: 20 January 2021

Funding support is now available for people looking to lose weight in Torbay, through Torbay’s Healthy Lifestyles team’s new partnership with Team Torbay ‘The 1:1 Diet’ Consultants.

People concerned about their weight, or weight-related health conditions, can now contact Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust’s Healthy Lifestyles team and ask for a direct referral to a Team Torbay 1:1 Diet Consultant.

There are two levels of funding support available to all Torbay residents who are referred to a Team Torbay 1:1 Diet Consultant by the Healthy Lifestyles Team:

  1. £6 discount per week, directly from a Team Torbay 1:1 Diet Consultant
  2. Those on low incomes where eligibility criteria applies receive an additional £5 discount per week for up to 12 weeks

This means that every resident of Torbay with a BMI over 25 could receive up to £11 discount per week plus free support from their Team Torbay 1:1 Diet Consultant, helping them to achieve a healthy weight.

The 1:1 Diet (formerly known as Cambridge Weight Plan) is a flexible weight loss programme using nutritionally balanced meal replacement products, or in conjunction with conventional food, for both men and women.

There are six different programmes (called steps) and over 40 meal replacement products to choose from including a range of tasty smoothies, porridge, shakes, soups, bars and savoury meals.

Each step offers a different option in terms of calorie amounts. Which step people start on is an individual matter – the programme considers people’s height, weight, job, age, lifestyle and any medications or medical conditions.

Free support is also provided by a Team Torbay 1:1 Diet Consultant to help clients along their weight loss journey. Weekly appointments can be made remotely via video calling, mobile (in the client’s home), or in a Team Torbay 1:1 Diet Consultant’s centre; and meal replacement products can be delivered to the client or collected.

Andy Simpson, Healthy Lifestyles Manager, said “We are really pleased to have The 1:1 Diet join our scheme as this will enhance the offer we have for people living in Torbay.

“The Healthy Lifestyles Service now has a range of weight management options available. We know that one size doesn’t fit all so this will only help broaden our offer to reach more people who need help to lose weight.”

Julie Young, Independent 1:1 Diet Consultant & Sponsor of Team Torbay, said “I’m delighted my team is working in conjunction with Torbay Healthy Lifestyles programme offering an alternative, effective option to conventional weight loss.

“The 1:1 Consultant support plays a crucial role to our clients achieving their weight loss goals by not only supporting them to lose weight, but to maintain their weight loss – and that’s why so many people successfully keep the weight off with The 1:1 Diet.”

Those looking for more information or for a direct referral can contact the Torbay Healthy Lifestyles team on 0300 456 1006.