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Hundreds benefit from healthy lifestyle advice

Hundreds of people aged over 50 across Staffordshire are benefitting from advice on how to improve their healthy lifestyle behaviour.

Since June, Everyone Health Staffordshire has established 105 clinics that people aged 50 years and over who reside in specific target areas can access.

Already, 272 people have been given advice that has made a real difference to their lives, including stopping smoking, managing weight, falls prevention, social isolation and NHS Health Checks.

Services are delivered through a range of one-to-one and group sessions, providing opportunities for people to improve their lifestyles.

As well as this, the service offers activities such as heath walks, community groups and even home visits.

Everyone Health Staffordshire forms part of the Prevention programme for Together We’re Better, the health and care partnership of NHS and local government organisations in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The health provider is working in partnership with Staffordshire County Council to deliver the new community-based service, that will aim to improve the physical wellbeing of adults over 50-years old in identified areas across the county.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing Alan White said:

“Everyone Health Staffordshire is already making a difference to local people in the few months it has been operational, and the aim is to continue this programme so it makes a real difference to people’s lifestyles.

“By targeting specific areas where people have traditionally had issues with their health and wellbeing, we can give help and guidance on how they can make changes to their lifestyle, and how they can avoid storing up problems for the future.”

Bethany Allbutt, Everyone Health Service Manager for Staffordshire, said:

“We’re proud of the impact that our programmes have made within Staffordshire

“Through the year, we are increasing the opportunities for people over 50 to get healthier. Within our clinics we run a host of different programmes including health walks, improving nutrition and support to stop smoking. We are looking forward to increasing our delivery from the hundreds who have already joined us in this new venture to helping thousands of over 50s across Staffordshire get healthier together.”

Simon Whitehouse, Director for Together We’re Better, said:

“By providing the sorts of opportunities that enable people to more effectively manage their health and wellbeing, we can help towards achieving Together We’re Better’s vision of making Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work.

“This excellent initiative is helping to do just that and I hope that many more people choose to benefit from the support and advice that Everyone Health Staffordshire is able to provide.”

To discover more about the services Everyone Health provide in Staffordshire, please visit http://www.everyonehealth.co.uk/staffordshire-county-council/