MoreLife Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS)

Posted 26 Feb 2024

Junior PARS is a Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS) who work with children and young people aged 5 – 17 across Manchester who have been identified as above a healthy weight (91st Centile and above).  

The (free) service encourages and motivates children and young people (CYP) to become more physically active and to reduce sedentary behaviours. We do this by using a social prescribing model to sign-post clients to activity providers in the area local to the client, and that they have expressed an interest in taking part in. 

Inclusion Criteria:  

  • Aged 5-17yrs 
  • BMI > 91st Centile 
  • Resident in Manchester Postcode or registered with GP in Manchester area 
  • Currently not active to recommended levels

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Has chronic condition that requires rehabilitation

Referrals can be made via GP, school nurse, health professionals and we have recently opened to self-referral via our website referral portal:

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