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You+ to improve life expectancy?

HEALTH chiefs are hoping a one-stop shop in Chelmsley Wood town centre will help end the borough’s north-south divide.

HEALTH chiefs are hoping a one-stop shop in Chelmsley Wood town centre will help end the borough’s north-south divide.

‘You+’ will offer health and lifestyle advice, and hopefully, reduce the gap in life expectancy between different parts of Solihull. The shop is part of a wider campaign by Solihull NHS Care Trust to end the disparity.

Top Chef Glynn Purnell, who was born and raised in Chelmsley Wood, will be opening the premises on Monday.

The restaurateur will take the chance to rustle up some healthy snacks for visitors to enjoy.

Dr Stephen Munday, Director of Public Health for Solihull, said: “Encouraging, and supporting people to make healthier lifestyle choices is central to the trust’s work in Solihull.

“At present, a baby born in south Solihull could expect to live more than 10 years longer, than a baby born in some wards in the north of the borough. We think this is unacceptable.

“Local people said they wanted a personalized service which fits around them. ‘You+’ is just that, and is one of the trust’s boldest, and most ambitious projects to redress the health gap.”

‘You+’ will be open Monday to Saturday between 9.30am and 5.30pm.

 

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