Course for those living with a long-term condition

The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) course is a licensed programme designed by Stanford University and delivered world wide.

The course is available for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and has proved to be beneficial for carers of someone with a long term condition.

The course is designed to support and encourage participants on how to live better with their health condition and improve their quality of life.

LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills to self manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t.  Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours and refreshments are provided.

Topics covered include:

  • Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness
  • Coping with depression or feeling low
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Planning for the future
  • Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself

The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences.

Course leaflet >

Start Dates Time Location
Friday 21st April 17 13.30 – 16.00 Buxton Fire Station Staden Lane –

Buxton – Now Full

Thursday 27th April 17 13.30 – 16.00  Tesco Community Rooms Bridge St –

Clay Cross – Now Full

Friday 26th May 17 13.30 – 16.00 Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road –

Ilkeston – Limited Availability

Monday 12th June 17 13.30 – 16.00 CAB offices Bank Road


Thursday 15th June 17 13.30 – 16.00 All Saints Church Hall Church Way –

Chesterfield – Limited Availability

Tuesday 22nd June 17 13.30 – 16.00 CAB offices Church Gresley  –


Monday 12th June 17 13.30 – 16.00 Eckington Library  Market Street –


July and September courses Dates and times to be confirmed   Belper, Chesterfield, Glossop, Clowne,
Long Eaton, Ashbourne
and Swadlincote

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