Here's to your health

People in Bucks are being asked to think about what support might help them to lead a healthier lifestyle.

The Live Well Stay Well service provides a range of support and advice services on everything from how to lose weight, stop smoking or be more active.

It also supports people to have an NHS health check, reduce the amount of alcohol they drink or manage long-term condition, such as diabetes and mental health.

A survey is being carried out to improve the service and make it as useful and relevant as possible. The team would like to hear views in order to make improvements and to better tailor the service.

Councillor Carl Jackson, Deputy Cabinet Member for Public Health at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘For our Live Well Stay Well services to work at their best, we need to know more about how, why, where and when people use them.

‘For people who have never used these services, we want to find out why, so that we can plan accordingly and provide the right information and advice to those who want it.

‘There is a lot of useful information and advice online already but our Live Well Stay Well programme is specifically aimed at residents in Buckinghamshire.

‘Whether you are looking to get general advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle or want more specific support for dealing with a particular issue, it has details of local support and networks available.’

The survey is short and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. It closes on Wednesday 13 October.

Fill out the survey online or find out more about the Live Well Stay Well programme.