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Health and Wellbeing in Hertsmere

Last Modified December 04, 2014
 

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 requires Hertfordshire County Council and its partners to engage with emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups and transfer public health functions to the county council.

Since 1 April 2013, Hertfordshire County Council has been tasked with coordinating the local NHS, social care, children’s services and public health through new Health and Wellbeing Boards. In Hertfordshire, a shadow board began meeting in July 2011 to prepare for its new responsibilities.

Hertfordshire's Health and Wellbeing Strategy 'Healthier people, healthier communities' was launched in February 2013. You can find out more about Health in Herts and watch a brief film about the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Get active in Hertsmere

We'd like to find out your views about what would help you get more active and healthy in Hertsmere. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of those that live, work and visit Hertsmere. We are planning to do this through a series of new activities and opportunities, open to all, in 2015 which are based on your views about what would encourage you to take part. Please fill in this short survey to let us know what you think by 18 December 2014. If you have any questions or would to send us any additional comments please email health.wellbeing@hertsmere.gov.uk or call 020 8207 7801.

Help to stop smoking

Your local Stop Smoking Service has been developed by experts and ex-smokers, and with their support you are up to four times more likely to quit than if you choose to go it alone. In fact nine out of 10 smokers who have used their local NHS Stop Smoking Service would recommend it.

For free, friendly, specialist advice about quitting, contact Hertfordshire Stop Smoking Service:

Herts Healthy Homes

Herts Healthy Homes is a year round seasonal project delivered through local partnerships with a focus on social & environmental factors within the home that impact upon health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in the community.

They provide home visits and support with:

  •  Staying well and active
  •  Paying bills and budget
  •  Draught proofing and emergency heaters
  •  Fire safety and home security checks

 

If you, or someone you know needs help or support to stay healthy and well at home call Herts Help on 0300 123 4044 and quote ‘Home 1.’ Or for more information visit Herts Help.

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