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Lifestyle and health advice services in the borough have been brought together under one support system – known as ‘One You’.
The idea is to improve residents’ health, tackle health inequalities and reduce the load on the council and NHS.
It will focus on early intervention to help residents avoid future ill-health by supporting them to drink less alcohol, eat well, lose weight, move more and be smoke free.
Help and advice will be provided in a range of ways, including a dedicated website and lifestyle support staff. The services offered will be flexible and tailored to each individual’s needs.
Councillor Paul Bates, cabinet member for health at Cheshire East Council, said:
“By bringing the help and support under one umbrella, it will make it easier and quicker for our residents to access information and improve their health, as well as increase cost-effectiveness.”
‘One You’ is one of the largest Public Health England campaigns and encourages adults to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now and in later life.
The stakeholder launch of ‘One You Cheshire East’, which Peaks and Plains has been commissioned to deliver, took place today and the public launch is scheduled for mid-January.
Residents will be able to access the services via self-referral and referrals from a health or social care professional.
Everybody Sport and Recreation, the trust that manages the council’s leisure centres, will deliver the programmes to help residents eat well, lose weight and move more.
While One You Cheshire East is a borough-wide service, the focus will be on improving the health of people in areas of the biggest health inequality