Council’s friendly Healthy Living Team wants to share its high 5 with residents

With yesterday (Sunday 6 August) a day for celebrating all things friendship, St Helens Council’s Healthy Living Team is looking to connect people with others to improve their wellbeing, by holding a number of sessions throughout August to support the 5 Ways to Wellbeing initiative. Held each year on August 6, Friendship Day was proclaimed … Read more

Council accredited as a healthy workplace

Warrington Borough Council has been awarded the Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation following an assessment by the Health@Work organisation. The charter takes a holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of the workforce, with assessment looking at leadership, culture and communication, as well as areas of health and wellbeing such as physical activity, alcohol awareness, smoking … Read more

Councils want answers over ‘hijacking of soft drinks levy’

Councils are demanding money earmarked for boosting physical activity and healthy eating in schools is not used to plug a black hole in education funding. Instead, the Government needs to find genuinely new money to pay for its recently announced school funding pledges. The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and … Read more

Awards evening for the healthiest schools and early years settings around

St Helens Healthy Living Team hosted an award evening for 19 early years settings, out-of-hours clubs, primary schools and childminders that demonstrate a determination to improve the health of local children and their families. The Healthy Early Years Status (HEYS) Award is accredited by the Healthy Living Team and commissioned by St Helens Council’s Public … Read more

Majority of MPs say more money should go to councils’ social care budgets

More than three quarters of MPs (78 per cent) say that additional funding should go to councils’ social care budgets, according to new polling by the Local Government Association. The LGA, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, is calling on the Government to use tomorrow’s Budget to inject new money into … Read more