One week left to have your say on how healthy lifestyle services are delivered in Warwickshire!

There is just one week left for residents to have their say into how Warwickshire County Council will support people of all ages to lead a healthier lifestyle through their innovative health improvement programme ‘Fitter Futures’. People across the county are encouraged to share their views before the consultation closes on Friday 6 July.

Fitter Futures Warwickshire provides confidential and supportive services to help people become fitter, stay well and feel good; more than 10,000 people have been referred since its launch in 2015. The services offer families, children, and adults of all ages a choice of evidence based opportunities which provide healthy lifestyle and/or physical activity support.

The consultation provides an opportunity to share your views and experiences of the Fitter Futures Warwickshire service and comment on possible future provision. The findings will be used to shape the new service which will be implemented in 2019.

People can respond to the consultation by completing an online survey – warwickshire.gov.uk/ask

Warwickshire County Councillor Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Health said: “The importance of these services and the impact they have had on individuals cannot be underestimated. As well as improving our overall wellbeing, by being physically active and eating well we can substantially reduce our risk of developing a a number of illnesses including type 2 diabetes and dementia.  We want to make sure we deliver services in a way which suits our residents, which is why their views are central to the redesign of services.

“Real opinions of those who could benefit from Fitter Futures are essential to help us make the right decisions. I would encourage anyone with an interest in these services to take part in this consultation.”

Consultation feedback received by Friday 6 July will inform a report which will be presented to Cabinet for their decision in September.