MP calls for health improvement through community projects
Early in March Mp Ms Coffey commented on research conducted about the mortality rate of the men in the Bramhall and Brinington area.
Ms Coffey stated that the government initiative is the reason for the low mortality rate in the Bramhall area compared to Brinington. She stated that there is disparity between the different manors and boroughs though community projects could help bring a balance.
Ms Coffey said Stockport is ‘not alone in having a mixture of better off and not so well off people’, but was keen to highlight the disparity between life expectancy in Bramhall and Brinnington. She added: “We have the third greatest gap between the most affluent and most deprived of all local authorities.
“That shows up health inequalities between communities all the more sharply. It is the public health messages about smoking, drinking, diet and exercise that have had the greatest impact on people’s behaviour and consequent improvements in health outcomes.
“However, it seems that these messages are not as effective in Brinnington as they are in Bramhall.”
“In communities where health outcomes are poor, it’s a challenge to provide affordable activities which start people on the path to better health and sustain them.
“Sadly we have a legacy of projects being set up only to have funding withdrawn.
“That is why I so strongly support the Brinnington Regeneration plan which will deliver a new leisure centre for the community.“Prioritising health improvement saves on other expensive health services
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