A healthy lifestyle allows people to live longer and more fulfilled lives. Good health also reduces the amount of time that young people miss from school and the amount of time that adults are absent from work. Good health is therefore better for children, families, communities and local business.
We know that in many neighbourhoods in our area, people are less healthy than the national average. This is why we have a number of initiatives that help people living in our areas to live a healthier lifestyle. Our work includes teaching families how to prepare healthier meals, supporting people to stop smoking and working to improve the health services available to our communities.
Please explore the programmes and initiatives below to see what we are doing to improve health in our communities: