New One You shop in AshfordPosted on 5 July 2019
After months of planning and weeks of renovation, Ashford’s One You health shop has opened the doors to its brand new (bigger and better) home.
One You is a national campaign run by Public Health England, however the Ashford shop is the only physical location in the country where visitors can pop in to get advice on a range of things such as healthy weight programmes and support to stop smoking.
The Ashford shop is the only One You physical location in the country where visitors can pop in to get advice.
The shop is a partnership between Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust. Originally opening in February 2017 it has welcomed over 4,000 visitors.
The new shop can still be found in Park Mall but the larger space provides a host of extra facilities including a new training kitchen and exercise area, a public Changing Places toilet for those with extra needs as well as a family friendly area for parents to sit, relax and feed their babies.
A number of additional services can be accessed at the One You shop, to support residents with their overall health and wellbeing.
Cllr Jo Gideon, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Wellbeing, said: “The new premises have been a real partnership effort to launch– with some wonderful support from local companies including Benchmarx, B&Q, Prices, Tesco and Asda.
“I hope our residents will take the opportunity to make use of this fantastic facility.
“Key to the delivery of the scheme has been the excellent work from those within the Ashford Community Payback scheme. With their help the site has been transformed into the warm and welcoming environment you will experience when you visit One You Ashford.”