Halton Lea is one of ten Healthy New Town sites in England selected by NHS England to take part in the national Healthy New Towns programme. The aim of the programme is to develop new and more effective ways of shaping new towns, neighbourhoods and communities to improve health and wellbeing, prevent illness, reduce social isolation and promote independence.
Local partnerships interested in being included in the Healthy New Towns programme were asked to submit a proposal describing how they would develop the Healthy New Town model in their own locality. A total of 114 areas submitted an application and, following a selection process, ten sites were chosen, one of which was Halton Lea.
Each Healthy New Town will act as a demonstrator site and share knowledge and best practice with other parts of the country as part of a wider roll-out.