Some references to reports, papers, evaluations etc.

We will add to this page as material comes to hand

Please note that not all “Healthy Living Centres” follow

exactly the pattern which we advocate nor

have quite the same objectives.

Evaluation of  Healthy Living Centres in Northern Ireland

EXTRACT: The evaluation has found good evidence that the HLC programme across the UK has successfully worked towards and achieved all of the objectives it set out to meet, as well as some additional significant unforeseen benefits. It is an unfortunate reality of public policy and politics that at the present time, despite these important achievements, it does not look as if there will be significant take-up of the HLC model by the statutory sector in England, Scotland and Wales.

However, the picture is currently different in Northern Ireland, where many statutory Health Boards have shown greater interest in sustaining the work of HLCs, and are backing up their interest with tangible support.

Learning from Healthy Living Centres, a final evaluation summary