FINANCE: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership Foundation Trust is to provide additional well-being services with Big Lottery Fund money.

The £109,000 funding – secured by the North West Healthy Living Network - will support the Zest Recovery College based in the Chester Healthy Living Centre in Blacon and the Community Food Programme which will run from the Blacon site and Ellesmere Port Healthy Living Centre.

Sue Bliss, CWP healthy living centre co-ordinator and community food programme manager, said: “The funding for the community food programme will enable us to improve the healthy eating programme we already provide.

“It will allow us to support people with particularly high and complex needs, such as people with type 2 diabetes and mental health problems, helping them to manage their conditions better.

“We will also be working with new parents, providing healthy weaning sessions, and providing help and advice to children who are in care or who look after others around healthy eating on a budget.”

The two services and 17 others across the North West will be supported by a two year, £1.8 million programme funded through Big Lottery Fund’s Well-being scheme.