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CFDealing with Cystic Fibrosis

Help available to people with CF

Little extra for you 

Exercise opportunities

Beam- website promoting movement, education and wellbeing support for people with Cystic Fibrosis

Walk for life- Walk4Life is all about helping people move and walking is a great way to start. Almost everyone can do it, anywhere, at any time, and it's free - you can just get out there and start walking

Energise- a sports centre for the residents of York and surrounding area. Includes a fitness gym, climbing wall, dance studio, indoor sports hall, outdoor pitches, new 25m pool, hydrotherapy pool, crèche, six-badminton-court Sports Hall, fitness classes and table tennis!

Sustrans (cycling)- leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for most of the journeys we make every day

Organisations that arrange special days for people with CF

Cystic Fibrosis holiday fund- provides financial assistance for UK children and young people with CF up to the age of 25 so they can take an invaluable break

The honey rose foundation- provides a memorable day for people who have a life-threatening illness

The Willow Foundation- the only charity of its kind providing special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds throughout the UK

Support for you

The CF trust

Youth health talk-  a website about young people's real life experiences of health and lifestyle

Patient health information- comprehensive health information as provided by health professionals to patients during consultations

Self Management UK - a charity providing support and education to people with long-term health conditions. Our education courses are designed to give people with long-term conditions, and their Carers, the choices for how they can live better and healthier lives. They are delivered by peer tutors

Support for your family

Carers UK-  a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends

For siblings Sibs- the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people

Benefits, financial support, advice

The CF trust

Citizens advice bureau - provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities

The Joseph Levy Foundation- provides grants to people with Cystic Fibrosis who are undertaking further education and career development

Social life and travel

Global Health Insurance card Applying for healthcare cover abroad (GHIC and EHIC) - NHS (

Tourism for all

The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card Website

Travel health