Brand new health website launched

Published: 30 May 2019

The public health team at Slough Borough Council has launched a brand new resource for local residents, the new public health website at www.publichealthslough.co.uk

Local residents can set their own goals on the website, and whether you want to move more, lose weight, stop smoking or drink less, there is advice and guidance for you. There are different apps to download depending on your health aims, as well as signposting to local groups for support.

You can improve your health right away by using different tools, and there is heaps of encouragement on the website to motivate you. There is personalised support to enable residents to make informed decisions on their personal health either alone, or with friends and family. The new service aims to ensure local people have the knowledge; tools and motivation that they need to make sustainable lifestyle changes to improve their health and wellbeing.

Part of the new website is a brand new interactive and intuitive ‘physical activity’ finder portal. This portal allows local residents to search for accurate, live and up to date physical activity opportunities from across the borough. If you are looking for anything from ballet to climbing to running clubs local to you, it can be found here.

The system, which works similarly to Expedia or Last Minute.com, allows people to search for activities in their local vicinity and will always remain up to date. Slough will be the only local authority in Berkshire to have this interactive and new approach to finding local physical activity.

This new portal is available for local residents to use, but also for local providers to upload their activities for free. This will help in promotion of their projects, provide a web presence to local groups and generate more interest in what they do.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “This is a fantastic service for our local residents which aims to improve the borough’s health and wellbeing. There are several areas where Slough is lower than the national average in health statistics, and we aim as a council to improve those and of course the health of our residents.”

For more information about the new public health website or the new activity finder then please email timothy.howells@slough.gov.uk