Far too many people are living out their lives in poor health says wellbeing chief

PEOPLE most at risk of developing poor health in later life are to be targeted with focused health and lifestyle support as part of a new service launched in Staffordshire.

The new Healthy Communities Service will be open to residents aged 50 and over who live in 52 areas of the county identified as where people are likely to have the greatest long term health risk.

As part of the community-based service, residents will be offered prevention and lifestyle advice and support such as health checks, weight management, falls prevention physical activity and stop smoking support.

Alan White, the County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, pictured,  says people in Staffordshire are now living longer, but unfortunately far too many are living out their lives in poor health.