We want to support as many people as we can to make healthy changes to their lifestyle.

Unfortunately, there are some health conditions which will make you ineligible for our services. This is because we are unable to provide you with the level of support that you require. If you would like further information or would like us to signpost you to another service, do not hesitate to contact us.

Inclusion criteria

  • Oxfordshire resident, working in Oxfordshire, studying in Oxfordshire or registered to an Oxfordshire GP surgery

  • Motivated to lose weight and ready to make lifestyle change

  • BMI greater than 28 OR greater than 27.5 with a comorbidity OR greater 27.5 if you are from an ethnic minority OR greater than 23 if you are from an ethnic minority AND have a comorbidity (type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, dyslipidaemia, sleep apnoea)

    (For MAN v FAT Challenge, BMI must be greater than 25 and for MAN v FAT Football, BMI must be greater than 27.5)

  • Over 18 years of age

  • For Achieve programme only: Clients are expected to have attempted to lose weight at least once using a recognised weight loss programme

exclusion criteria

  • Accessed a free service from Achieve Oxfordshire in the last 12 months

  • Been a paying member of WW or Slimming World in the last 3 months

  • Suffering from an eating disorder (Other mental health conditions will be considered on a case by case basis)

  • Complex Diabetes (on insulin, sulfonylureas (eg gliclazide, glibenclamide), or on glinides (neteglinide, repaglinide) (see full list of medications that do or do not count here).

  • Ketosis prone type 2 diabetes

  • Diabetes post pancreatectomy

  • Currently pregnant

  • Have an unmanaged comorbidity

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