Consultation on preventing health complications via the healthy lifestyle service

Published Thursday, 8th November 2018

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A consultation aims to find out what the public want and need from a healthy lifestyle service.

The Healthy Lifestyle Hub is a service commissioned by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. It runs a number of healthy living programmes to help residents with issues such as stopping smoking, managing weight, and preventing falls.

Aimed at improving quality of life and reducing poor health, the service provides free, positive personalised programmes for people with specific health goals. Individuals can refer themselves, and healthcare professionals such as GPs and pharmacists can refer patients to the service.

Councillor Lesley Salter, cabinet member for healthy communities and wellbeing said, “The current contract for this commissioned service ends in May 2019. This presents a good opportunity to ensure that any changes to the needs of our residents help shape the service’s future. The Healthy Lifestyle Hub is accessed by people across the borough with differing health needs, and it provides a valuable resource and support to people in achieving their goals. The service has been successful in preventing health complications in a number of people and is becoming an increasingly important service. Please give your views via the online survey.”

All responses to the survey must be received by 9 December 2018. The survey can be accessed on our consultation portal.