Healthy Worcestershire gets the green light from Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet
A new service to help adults stay healthy and socially connected is set to become a reality.
The recommendation to procure a new service that will support people to improve strength and balance, promote healthy lifestyles and help people stay socially connected and, safe from crime as they get older has been passed at the council’s recent cabinet meeting (26 October 2023).
The Healthy Worcestershire Programme will include weekly sessions that could be run in local venues, close to where people are living and within the heart of communities.
These sessions will include strength and balance programmes, healthy lifestyle advice, community safety information and links to a wide range of other health-promoting activities in the local community.
Councillor Karen May, cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing said: “The new programme will engage with all of our communities for better health outcomes. We realise how important it is to have a one-stop shop to look after your health.
“This programme will provide a positive experience for our residents which enables them to achieve the best physical, mental, and social wellbeing possible.”
The new programme supports the Council’s corporate plan: Shaping Worcestershire’s Future, which sets a clear ambition to “support Worcestershire residents to become more active, healthy and self-reliant in managing their health for as long as they can.”
The Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which Public Health in Worcestershire has endorsed, reinforces this ambition through a commitment to improve mental health and wellbeing, supporting people to live well in good health for as long as possible, particularly those who have poorer health outcomes.
Read more about the proposals on our website: Cabinet Agenda Thursday 26th October