City of York Council, working alongside York CVS, Age UK, Explore York and Healthwatch York has created “Live Well York”, a new on-line website which collates information and advice to help residents to enjoy healthy, active and independent lives.
Live Well York supports the council’s commitment to early help, prevention and support. It has links provided by voluntary and community groups to information and advice on topics from travel, housing, carers, money and legal matters, while community activities and events are listed to encourage people to get involved with their community and to help combat isolation and loneliness.
Local residents were involved in developing the website and, as part a group event held at York CVS and supported by the York Museum and Art Gallery Trust, commissioned Stephen Lee Hodgkins to provide the site’s artwork. It features seven York community places which are among those hosting numerous projects and community opportunities which feature on the website.
Cllr Paul Doughty, Conservative spokesperson for adult social care and health, said: “ Live Well York” is a fantastic concept which seeks to engage residents on a number of levels to help make them aware of the resources that they can access in York to help them live healthier lives. Developing the site in partnership with local groups and organisations was a masterstroke to make sure the site is easy to use and really focuses on the kinds of information York residents want at their fingertips. I think it will be incredibly useful.”