Event to explore local healthy living opportunities

Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnership is inviting members of the community in Everton to Mere Lane Health Centre to find out about healthy living.

The centre is running the health and wellbeing event on Wednesday, March 25 from 9am-noon, where local residents can get advice on how they can make small, simple changes to live a healthier lifestyle and find out more about support available to help them.

Organisations including Healthy Homes, citybike, BikeRight, Slimmer’s World, FagEnds and Marie Curie are set to attend.

Mere Lane Centre Manager, Amy Davies said:

“We are keen for the Mere Lane Health Centre to play a pivotal role in the community and holding events such as this help us become a hub for local people where they can meet and find out more about the local organisations in the area.”

Michael Webb, general manager of LSHP Ltd, said:

“We are holding a series of health events through our centres across the city region to promote healthier living and give local people access to health advice and support on their doorstep. The events are part of our aim to improve health and wellbeing in the communities we work in.”

Among the activities will be an introduction to citybike. There will be a led ride for people to try citybike and build confidence riding on roads.

There is now a citybike station at Mere Lane, making it convenient to cycle to the centre from across the area.

Everton ward Councillor Jane Corbett, described how making healthy choices easier for people was key.  She said:

“Everton now has several citybike stations which is great news for all the community.

“Hiring a citybike is cheap, simple and convenient. It will enable people to travel around their local area and in to the city centre in a quick and easy way, keeping fit, active and healthy at the same time – it’s a win-win situation.”

Annual memberships of citybike, which is part-funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund, cost just £60 and include the first half hour of every journey free plus five hours of free cycle time for longer trips. Top-ups cost just £1 per hour.

LSHP is a public private partnership which co-ordinated the build of the Mere Lane centre and has helped deliver over £100 million of investment in the city, with 11 new health facilities built in recent years.

For more information about LSHP Ltd or this health centre, please visit: www.lshp.co.uk

For more information on citybike memberships please visit to www.citybikeliverpool.co.uk


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