‘Small Change, BIG Difference’: Putting Your Health Front and Centre

An exciting, new integrated lifestyle service means Buckinghamshire residents don’t have to wait for an appointment with their GP to get help to be healthier.

Live Well Stay Wellwill be officially launched onMay 24at theWaterside Theatre in Aylesburyto 160representatives of health-related groups and organisations.

Noel Brown, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health said, “Live Well Stay Well, which went live on April 1 and has already helped hundreds of people, offers a single point of contact to support residents who want to lose weight, quit smoking, get more active, drink less alcohol, feel happier or manage their diabetes. This service provides expert support and advice to ensure people achieve their personal goals”.

It also offers outreach NHS health checks, help for families to manage children’s weight, and help with the emotional challenges of managing a long term condition.

Residents can be referred by a professional or simply access the site themselves, and most of the support services on offer are free.

Online support will be available for everyone, with more intensive phone or face-to-face help for those who might need the most support, for example, trying to stop smoking or lose weight.

Residents may also be referred or signposted via the website to a range of external services such as physical activity opportunities, diabetes management and alcohol reduction.

You can take a look atwhat’s on offer here.

The service has been commissioned by Buckinghamshire County Council’s Public Health Team, with the single point of access element commissioned in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Key note speakers include Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public HealthCouncillor Noel Brown, Director of Public Health for BCCDr Jane O’Grady, andSteve Goldensmith, Head of Long Term Conditions, Ill Health Prevention and Supported Self Care at Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group.