Our background...

Nuneaton and Bedworth Healthy Living Network was established in 2003 with almost £1m in lottery funding. The aim was to work with disadvantaged communities to tackle the health inequalities that exist within Nuneaton and Bedworth. The project has been supported by major public sector agencies such as Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Primary Care Trust PCT and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council as well as people and groups within the disadvantaged communities themselves.
 
HLN has helped individuals living in disadvantaged communities and groups to lose weight, increase physical activity, stop smoking and cope with stress.

HLN has established lasting relationships with people, gained expertise and built trust locally successfully reaching socially isolated individuals.
 

During the last 12 months we have:
  • Worked with 7092 beneficiaries
  • Worked with 675 men with BMI of 30+ to achieve a healthier lifestyle
  • Worked with 1459 women with BMI of 25+ and achieved a 5% weight loss with 62
  • Advised 2649 people on the signs and symptoms of cancer
  • 1124 smokers were encouraged to stop, 4 have remained quit at 12 months
  • 256 vulnerable people have benefited from the Living Well service at Newtown Centre, Nuneaton
  • Worked with 31 families to improve diet, fitness and mental health
  • Received national recognition for third year as Best Practice for engaging men in health (Men’s Health Forum)
  • Identified, developed & delivered joint training
  • Contributed to local plans and strategies
  • Employed 8 part time & 2 full time members of staff
  • Engaged 10 volunteers







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