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NHS bus roadshow returns to Redditch

Redditch Editorial 10th Nov, 2023   0

THE health and well-being check-up bus is making a return visit to Redditch for a second roadshow following last month’s success.

The bus will bring with it a healthcare professional who will team up with health, well-being and fitness professionals from the Abbey Stadium and Redditch Borough Council to give people some top health advice.

Staff from the Primary Care Network Social Prescribing Team and NHS Talking Therapies long-term conditions will also be there.

It’s all happening as part of World Diabetes Day on November 14 and the bus will be at Arrow Valley Visitor Centre from 10am to midday.

The borough council’s portfolio holder for leisure, Councillor Jo Beecham, said: “We had lots of visitors to the event last month and for one person it proved life-saving.

“For others we shared top tips, advice and know-how on how to make changes to our lifestyles which will benefit our health and well-being going forward.

“So I am delighted we have teamed up with Rubicon and the NHS once again to encourage our residents to move more and look after themselves.”

The event also provides visitors with the chance to look around Arrow Valley with its wonderful walks and activity trails.

This includes a walk round the lake led by the Abbey Stadium’s obesity and diabetes specialist Tracy Morris at 10am.

“We hope this roadshow will give people the opportunity to receive a health and well-being check-up and at the same time enjoy what’s on offer at the Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and surrounding park,” said Ben Clawson-Chan, managing director of Rubicon Leisure, which runs many of the borough’s leisure and cultural facilities on behalf of the council.

Councillor Matt Dormer, leader of Redditch Borough Council, added: “Providing opportunities for a healthier lifestyle is Rubicon’s and the council’s priority and by working together we can make a difference to residents’ life and offer solutions to help them to move more.”

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