Don’t score an own goal with your health, access free check-ups!
Our new pilot project to tackle health inequalities
Residents over 40, who do not have pre-existing conditions, will be offered free, community-based health checks. The pilot will be rolled out in specific areas that have a higher prevalence of serious health issues.
A person-centred approach
Research shows that people living in deprived areas of Kirklees, have mental ill health or are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community are at greater risk of poorer health outcomes.
This person-centred, non-clinical approach aims to encourage more people from these backgrounds to actively engage and make positive steps to improving their health.
Why should I have a health check?
Undertaking a health check can help spot the early signs of cardio-vascular disease, diabetes and strokes and a personalised plan will be developed to prevent escalation though education, support and interventions.
Councillor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said:
“This is an exciting, new initiative that will support our NHS by relieving some of the pressures on our GP surgeries, particularly through the coming winter months. If signs of ill health can be identified earlier, preventative measures can be put in place to reduce the need for some people to visit their doctor or hospital.
As a council, we strive to support people to live confident, healthier lifestyles. With the launch of this pilot, we have reframed how health checks are delivered, and using community venues, we can reach people who may not normally access the service in traditional ways. I urge anyone in those communities to get in touch.”
Who is eligible for a health check?
The pilot will run from 8 November and will be rolled out to residents in Golcar, Crosland Moor and Netherton, Newsome, Greenhead, Batley East, Birstall and Birkenshaw, Ashbrow and Lindley wards.
How do I book?
For more information, including list of dates, venues and how to book visit Kirklees Wellness Service.
Enjoy Winter Safely and continue to wear a face covering unless you are exempt.