Our Heart Smart project in partnership with Heart Research Jigsaw 9UK ran from February 2013 until January 2014 with the aim of improving heart health for our members and those close to them.  We completed 12 Cookery Sessions, 6 Shopping Sessions, 10 Health Walks, 4 Heart MOT Sessions & 4 Heart Art Sessions, and our Heart Smart Cook Book which is now on sale for £8.00!


‘Heart Smart 2 Bigger, Better – This Time Together’

 After the success of the original Heart Smart Project back in 2013, Jigsaw has successfully DSCF4065received further funding from Heart Research UK to run another Healthy Heart project. This time we are ‘doing it together’, our Jigsaw members were fantastic in getting involved in the original Heart Smart project so now we want members to encourage all their family to get involved as well – Parents, Carers, Support Workers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncle, Cousins and Grandparents!

 The new project  has lots of fun, friendly, interactive activities including; Health Hearts Dual Sessions (healthy eating information following by a fun physical activity circuit session), Family Cookery Sessions, Family Sports Sessions and Healthy Living Information Classes.

Plus as a reward for participating in this project 5 people will be selected to receive a FREE 9 month Bury Leisure Gym Membership!

Look out for upcoming activities – we will see you there!


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The GO FAR project will support and expand the current programmes designed to help local disabled people to become more independent with a ‘Making the most of Me’ programme for 16-30 year olds, giving them skills in wp_20160127_18_48_31_proassertiveness, independent living, money management, personal hygiene and dignity, safety and healthy living. Improve self-esteem with ‘feel good workshops’ in laughter, yoga and compliment sessions. Help to lead a healthier lifestyle by offering an exercise programme for 16-30s including swimming, aerobics and gym sessions plus a focus on healthy eating with 24 sessions each year; including shopping, cooking and awareness sessions. This will also include celebrating different cultural dishes and see the creation of a Jigsaw cookbook with recipes from participants.

Furthermore the project will aim to overcome social isolation by offering an older people’s active living programme, luncheon club and befriending scheme, plus visits to other community 11075123_10203782307662944_203955550_nprovisions, local places of interest and sessions on dealing with anxiety, relaxation and exercise, plus inter-generational skills sharing – boccia, knitting, creative arts – and sharing experiences. The project will also feature a new volunteer development programme, to recruit, train and support volunteers for one-to-one, phone support and group activities. Particular focus will be placed on recruiting disabled volunteers. For more information please see Training Course Overview attached.

Please read the Jigsaw Evaluation Report 2014 for more information.

Please read the Jigsaw Evaluation Report Year 2 for more information.

Interested? Want to find out more?

Contact Jigsaw on: 0161 253 6853 or email: