Health Secretary explains massive health campaign for Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why the Govern-ment is ploughing money into public health improvements in Bradford.

He said: “The choices we make today have a real effect on our lives tomorrow. Nowhere is that more true than with our lifestyles, when choosing to smoke, drink and eat too much, or exercise too little, can have a big impact on our chances to lead a long, healthy and fulfilling life. It is a sad fact that many thousands of people in this country die early because of their lifestyles. I want as many people as possible to be able to look forward to an independent and active old age.

Today, we have given a huge boost to local authorities by announcing a significant investment in public health, with a national budget of £5.45 billion over two years. Bradford Council will receive £31.5million. Your Council will be responsible for improving your health and this money will help develop better ways of doing this. We want to give your council in Bradford freedom, not tie their hands by demanding they do certain things in a certain way. This will put your local authority in a strong position to improve your health in Bradford. I look forward to seeing the results.”

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8:27am Fri 11 Jan 13

Joedavid says...

Good words about not smoking, not drinking too much, watching ones weight etc. which we hear all the time now from every direction. Sadly it does not seem to be having much effect, is it people just do not care and this money will be wasted.
Anyone who falls into this target group like to say why they think these warnings have no effect on them?
Good words about not smoking, not drinking too much, watching ones weight etc. which we hear all the time now from every direction. Sadly it does not seem to be having much effect, is it people just do not care and this money will be wasted. Anyone who falls into this target group like to say why they think these warnings have no effect on them? Joedavid

10:34am Fri 11 Jan 13

Albion. says...

"This will put your local authority in a strong position to improve your health in Bradford. I look forward to seeing the results.”
I should imagine that the "results" (if any) will be impossible to attribute to any schemes which the local authority might dream up.
It might be interesting to see what ideas the council come up with.
"This will put your local authority in a strong position to improve your health in Bradford. I look forward to seeing the results.” I should imagine that the "results" (if any) will be impossible to attribute to any schemes which the local authority might dream up. It might be interesting to see what ideas the council come up with. Albion.

10:42am Fri 11 Jan 13

RollandSmoke says...

Am I reading this right? Bradford council will receive £31.5m to prevent people making choices? When it comes to healthy eating and it's impact on peoples health I think the money would be better spent giving people a choice. Does it strike anyone else as strange that as they desperately try and claw money back from the poorest in society ensuring a less healthy lifestyle they chuck the councils large chunks of money and say we'll let you decide how you want to spend it? But we can trust the council to make the right priorities can't we?
The Tory Hunt says "I want as many people as possible to be able to look forward to an independent and active old age". Have a word with comedy Dave about him standing down then before it becomes any more of a luxury for the few.
The biggest threat to peoples health at this moment in time comes from the government and it's twisted ideology
Am I reading this right? Bradford council will receive £31.5m to prevent people making choices? When it comes to healthy eating and it's impact on peoples health I think the money would be better spent giving people a choice. Does it strike anyone else as strange that as they desperately try and claw money back from the poorest in society ensuring a less healthy lifestyle they chuck the councils large chunks of money and say we'll let you decide how you want to spend it? But we can trust the council to make the right priorities can't we? The Tory Hunt says "I want as many people as possible to be able to look forward to an independent and active old age". Have a word with comedy Dave about him standing down then before it becomes any more of a luxury for the few. The biggest threat to peoples health at this moment in time comes from the government and it's twisted ideology RollandSmoke

1:24pm Fri 11 Jan 13

vikksy says...

Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline.
Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline. vikksy

9:23pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Brannigan says...

BINGO for Bfd Council - 31.5 million pounds to spend. I'd be interested to see where the cash will be spent and the results achieved in due course.
BINGO for Bfd Council - 31.5 million pounds to spend. I'd be interested to see where the cash will be spent and the results achieved in due course. Brannigan

6:26am Sat 12 Jan 13

Albion. says...

vikksy wrote:
Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline.
Everyone is responsible for what they put in their mouths, I'm not obese.
[quote][p][bold]vikksy[/bold] wrote: Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline.[/p][/quote]Everyone is responsible for what they put in their mouths, I'm not obese. Albion.

6:37am Sat 12 Jan 13

Joedavid says...

Albion. wrote:
vikksy wrote:
Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline.
Everyone is responsible for what they put in their mouths, I'm not obese.
The poster says schools so he means children, so it is parenting that is at fault, the lack of good parenting.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vikksy[/bold] wrote: Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline.[/p][/quote]Everyone is responsible for what they put in their mouths, I'm not obese.[/p][/quote]The poster says schools so he means children, so it is parenting that is at fault, the lack of good parenting. Joedavid

6:45am Sat 12 Jan 13

Albion. says...

Joedavid wrote:
Albion. wrote:
vikksy wrote:
Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline.
Everyone is responsible for what they put in their mouths, I'm not obese.
The poster says schools so he means children, so it is parenting that is at fault, the lack of good parenting.
Fair enough, I thought he was referring to the actual report.
There are some schools still having swimming lessons, P.E. and domestic science, I believe it's up to the school.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vikksy[/bold] wrote: Closing the gate after the horse has bolted. Who is responsible for the obese? THE GOVERNMENT. They took away cooking lessons in school, they took away swimming lessons in school. Not much PE because of H & E. Kids leave with no knowledge on self discipline.[/p][/quote]Everyone is responsible for what they put in their mouths, I'm not obese.[/p][/quote]The poster says schools so he means children, so it is parenting that is at fault, the lack of good parenting.[/p][/quote]Fair enough, I thought he was referring to the actual report. There are some schools still having swimming lessons, P.E. and domestic science, I believe it's up to the school. Albion.

11:03am Sat 12 Jan 13

birday says...

Sounds like the politicians are getting desperate to reduce NHS and other public sector costs - guess they're waking up to the actually costs of allowing so many 3rd world illiterates in and having public services with no back bone to tackle imported health problems and significant behavioural issues in the community. I'd guess this is too little too late. LOL!!
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I would expect most of this money to fall into the hands of those who already have plenty eg health professionals and the powerful mafia clans so well established in Bradford.
Sounds like the politicians are getting desperate to reduce NHS and other public sector costs - guess they're waking up to the actually costs of allowing so many 3rd world illiterates in and having public services with no back bone to tackle imported health problems and significant behavioural issues in the community. I'd guess this is too little too late. LOL!! . I would expect most of this money to fall into the hands of those who already have plenty eg health professionals and the powerful mafia clans so well established in Bradford. birday

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