Healthy Living Centres

Healthy Living Centres

A UK term for community or neighbourhood-based initiatives, which provide health-improvement services (e.g., exercise classes for over-75s, classes for healthy eating, etc.). HLCs are to be developed with the community’s express approval and need not be centred on or in a specific building.
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He built up a specialism in primary health care with his practices designing more than 50 GP surgeries and has written two books - 'Healthy Living Centres: A Guide to Primary Health Care Design', and 'Primary Care Centres: A Guide to Health Care Design'.
e seven-week health trainer programme is available at two of the three Healthy Living Centres the trust runs in North Tyneside at Meadowell and Dudley.
Motorcise Healthy Living Centres are specifically targeted at women over the age of 40 who might find health clubs and gymnasiums intimidating.
The centre is one of four Caerphilly council Healthy Living centres offering access to classes and activities that encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
The award, from the National Council of Voluntary Child Care Organisations, means the centre will be held up as an example of good practice to other Sure Start centres, family and children's centres, Healthy Living Centres and local authorities.
Chapy was launched thanks to a pounds 900,000 grant from the New Opportunities Fund Healthy Living Centres programme.
Healthy living centres across the Midlands will today be hailed as 'part of the nation's progress towards better health' by Health Minister Hazel Blears.
Breidge Gadd, the Fund's board member in Northern Ireland, said: "The New Opportunities Fund has now invested pounds 13million into creating a network of healthy living centres."
Other recipients included Blaenau Gwent Communities Health project, the Bryncynon Community Revival Strategy, the Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Denbighshire healthy living centres and the Countryside Council for Wales.
She has just clinched pounds 1.6 million of American backing to start to set up a network of "healthy living centres" to help the victims of stress.
There are three healthy living centres in North Tyneside, including at Meadow Well, North Shields, and at Dudley.
FAMILIES in North Tyneside have made more than 100,000 visits to healthy living centres since they opened in July.
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