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New services launched to help residents make 2023 a healthy New Year

19th January 2023

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Help to stop smoking and access to NHS health checks are among the new services available for residents of Three Rivers district starting this month.

The Healthy Hub Three Rivers scheme is on hand to help residents make 2023 their year of health and is launching new support services to benefit local health and wellbeing needs.

The Healthy Hub project has been running since 2019 and provides dedicated local venues which act as a one stop shop to provide local residents with access to a wide range of services and support.

A free Stop Smoking Service offers trained advisers with one-to-one support to help residents stop smoking. Residents can also book on to NHS Health Checks which can help lower a person’s risk of developing type two diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and (certain types of) dementia. In its first five years, the NHS Health Check is estimated to have prevented 2,500 heart attacks or strokes as a result of people receiving treatment.

The hub also provides new monthly drop-in sessions with Three Rivers District Council Tax, Revenue and Benefits and Housing Advice services providing local access to speak to an advisor around council tax and housing queries.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, the council’s Lead Member for Leisure which includes Health, said: “Supporting our residents to stay happy and healthy is a key priority for Three Rivers District Council. Ove the last few years we’ve had to deal with and are still dealing with a number of challenging events that have had a huge impact on both our physical and mental health.

In Three Rivers, we're doing all we can to promote ways of seeking help and to provide residents with local access to support their health and wellbeing we are working in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council Public Health to provide Healthy Hubs in the district”.

The Three Rivers Healthy Hub operates from three locations across the district: Abbots Langley, South Oxhey and Mill End and seeks and work in partnership with the local community to understand what other needs there are, and how future services can be shaped.

Healthy Hubs are a partnership initiative delivered by the district council and funded by Hertfordshire County Council Public Health.

Email: HealthyHub@threerivers.gov.uk

Call: 01923 727239

Visit: www.threerivers.gov.uk/healthy-hub