A Hearty Boost to Slough’s Health
CardioWellness 4 Slough is a new cardiovascular disease prevention programme commissioned by Slough Borough Council and is being provided by Solutions4Health, a Berkshire based organisation that provides services designed to maximise health and wellbeing.
The service provides information and support for people to make better lifestyle choices and take control of their health.
The service aims to empower people who might be at a risk of developing heart disease by enabling and motivating them to address lifestyle issues such as smoking, achieving a healthy weight, increasing physical activity and drinking too much alcohol. The service will assess and screen individuals to identify risk factors which may result in an opportunity to be referred to a local lifestyle service.
Support will be delivered by trained staff and will be available in multiple local community settings. The service will offer free NHS Health Checks, healthy lifestyle workshops and weight management services.
The service works closely with GPs and other health professionals, community and voluntary organisations to ensure maximum reach to the residents of Slough.
To celebrate the launch of this exciting new service, an event will take place at Slough Town Square (by the entrance to the Queensmere Shopping Centre) on the 21st January from 10 – 4pm.
Slough residents worried about their risk of heart disease and looking for support to make a positive lifestyle change can contact the service via;
Telephone: 0800 0614734/01753 373646
Leena Sankla, Director of Public Health & Lifestyle Services at Solutions 4 Health said: “We are pleased to be the new provider of this innovative service for Slough and are keen to give people the best possible chance of reducing their risk factors for heart disease. We look forward to contributing to Slough’s wider aims of helping more people to actively manage their own health, through partnership working with local services and organisations, integrating the wider Public Health agenda into our work.”
CardioWellness 4 Slough supports positive change for the increasing number of adults who are at risk of developing a long term condition primarily due to their lifestyle behaviours.
Councillor Sabia Hussain, Commissioner For Health and Social Care, Slough Borough Council, said: “We are really pleased that through the Better Care Fund we are able to offer a cardiovascular disease prevention programme in Slough. We know how important the previous Healthy Hearts initiative was to residents and wanted to provide something similar – a service that targets those at risk and works with them to manage their own health and well-being needs”
Notes to Media
- The overall aim of the new service is to reduce the incidence of CVD, lower the rates of unplanned cardiac admissions to hospital and reduce the number of people who die early as a result of undiagnosed CVD
- This contract has been awarded to S4H for three years
CardioWellness 4 Slough Service Lead: Kush Sankla
Job Title: Digital Transformation Manager
Solutions 4 Health® are an innovative, forward-thinking healthcare provider with expertise in three divisions, healthcare, information systems and technology enabled care services. Solutions 4 Health’s divisions work synergistically to provide a one stop solution for the delivery and management of outcome focused Public Health Lifestyle Services. Solutions 4 Health sets the industry standard for tackling health inequalities on behalf of primary and secondary care NHS services, local authorities and Public Health England and has direct experience in providing healthcare within the heart of communities, making services accessible for hard to reach groups and taking services to the population. Solutions 4 Health provide a range of services including smoking cessation, NHS health checks, chronic disease self-management, cardiovascular prevention, weight management and health trainers. For more information visit www.solutions4health.co.uk