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Officials in Northamptonshire say help’s available for people who want to improve their health.

The Wellbeing Interest Company’s been set up and will bring together services that enable people to feel healthier.

The WIC’s going on a roadshow — starting today — to highligh what support’s available.

The programme of roadshows is as follows:
” Monday 15 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Towcester Town Hall, 86 Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6BS

” Tuesday 16 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Carnegie Room, Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2BA

” Wednesday 17 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Cube Theatre, George Street, Corby, NN17 1QG

” Monday 22 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Tithe Barn, Wellingborough, NN8 1AH

” Tuesday 23 June, 2.30pm to 4pm
Carnegie Room, Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2BA

” Tuesday 23 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, NN15 7QA

” Wednesday 24 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Abbey Advice and Resource Centre, Market Square, Daventry, NN11 4XG

” Thursday 25 June, 6pm to 7.30pm
Saxon Hall, Thorpe Street, Raunds, NN9 6LT

Visitors to the roadshow will be able to find out the results of a public survey, which was recently conducted to find out residents views and thoughts about wellbeing services.

Diane McKerracher, who was appointed as Interim Managing Director for the CIC in April, said:  Wellbeing is having a sense of happiness and contentment in all aspects of life  in your health, your community, your home life, your work life and in your social life.

 The Wellbeing CIC will bring together services that enable you to feel healthier and better about yourself.

 I would encourage as many people as possible to attend one of our roadshows to find out more, and to tell us the sorts of
services they would like to access.

 This will help us to shape the design and delivery of the services that will be made available for the people of Northamptonshire.

Speaking about Mrs McKerracher s appointment, the county council s cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, Cllr Robin Brown, said:  I am extremely pleased to welcome Diane McKerracher as the Interim Managing Director of the Wellbeing Community Interest Company. Diane brings with her a wealth of both executive level public and private experience which will be invaluable as we establish the Wellbeing Company

The CIC is expected to begin delivering a limited number of services in the autumn, and be fully operational by summer 2016.

A further round of public and stakeholder engagement sessions will take place in July and August.

To find out more about the Wellbeing CIC, visit http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/health/Pages/wellbeing-community-interest-company-cic.aspx or email epit@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

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For further information please contact: Annalee Bougourd, senior communications & marketing specialist (public health) abougourd@northamptonshire.gov.uk;

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