A life-saving NHS well-being bus is making a return trip to Redditch this month for World Diabetes Day.

Redditch Borough Council and Rubicon Leisure have booked the bus for a second time following the success of last month’s roadshow when a resident had an underlying heart condition detected. 

The bus is set to arrive on Tuesday, November 14 and will bring a team of healthcare professionals together alongside well-being and fitness personnel from the Abbey Stadium and Redditch Borough Council.

Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for leisure, Jo Beecham, said: “We had lots of visitors to the event last month and for one person it proved life-saving.  

“For others we shared top tips, advice and know-how on how to make changes to our lifestyles which will benefit our health and well-being going forward.

“So, I am delighted we have teamed up with Rubicon and the NHS once again to encourage our residents to move and look after themselves.” 

Representatives of the Primary Care Network Social Prescribing Team and NHS Talking Therapies will also be there on the day to help provide information and advise visitors.

The sessions will run from 10am until 12pm at Arrow Valley Visitor Centre with residents also having the opportunity to explore Arrow Valley’s wonderful walks and activity trails.

This includes a walk around the lake led by Abbey Stadium’s obesity and diabetes specialist Tracy Morris at 10am.

Managing director of Rubicon Leisure, Ben Clawson-Chan, said: “We hope this roadshow will give people the opportunity to receive a health and well-being check-up and at the same time enjoy what’s on offer at the Arrow Valley Visitor Centre and surrounding park.

“Adding simple activities like a walk around the lake or park a few times a week is one of the easiest ways to get more active and improve physical and mental health and well-being.”

Leader of Redditch Borough Council, Matt Dormer, added: “Providing opportunities for a healthier lifestyle is Rubicon and the council’s priority and by working together we can make a difference to residents’ lives and offer solutions to help them to move more.”