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4: Health

Coronary heart disease and mental health illnesses are higher than in other parts of Devon. Many people living with health problems such as heart disease need help to manage their condition to prevent complications later. Many elderly and frail people are isolated from health services and transport is an issue. Poor housing and a lack of recreational facilities affects health.

Transform will:
  1. Work with health professionals to tackle issues in hotspot areas, particularly poor housing;
  2. Help to improve recreational facilities (see Community Safety).

Ilfracombe Healthy Town

In October 2009 Transform launched the Ilfracombe Healthy Town initiative to help improve people's health over the next two years. More...

Choosing Health: "Making healthy choices easier"

Transform held a conference to help shape our local respose to the Government White Paper "Choosing Health", in partnership with North Devon Primary Care Trust. Download the recommendations and presentations from the conference. More...

Theme group leader: Julia Page, NHS Devon