Council Launches Mobile Health and Wellbeing Checks Service

Cheshire East Council has launched a brand-new mobile health and wellbeing service to help residents improve their health, fitness, and wellbeing.

The health and wellbeing vehicles will initially visit large employers and businesses in Cheshire East, where the free health assessment service will be available to anyone over the age of 18 who is a Cheshire East resident or who works in Cheshire East.

Dr Matt Tyrer, Director of Public Health for Cheshire East Council

Dr Matt Tyrer, director of public health at Cheshire East Council, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on the health and wellbeing of so many of our residents.

“The wellbeing of all our residents is really important and the council is working in partnership with the NHS and other local providers, to offer Covid vaccinations, free health checks, advice and information to help reduce or manage the risk of developing long term health conditions.”

Staff have been extensively trained to undertake a range of wellbeing service checks to identify the risk of developing early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia over the next ten years. The check will last approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

This new health and wellbeing service is in addition to the NHS Health Check, which is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It’s designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.

As people get older, they have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions and an NHS Health Check can help find ways to lower this risk. For more information go to the NHS health check web page.

For all the latest information on the new health and wellbeing service, please go to the council’s Live Well directory web pages.