CHCP launches Stop Smoking service in Liverpool
06 July, 2023
On 1st July 2023, City Health Care Partnership CIC launched a new public health service in Liverpool, increasing the company's portfolio of services in Merseyside. Commissioned by Liverpool City Council, the service will provide a range of innovative and traditional stop smoking interventions to a population of around 500,400 people, helping the city to reduce smoking in children, young people and adults. It will also provide a comprehensive programme of smokefree programmes, specifically targeting schools, playgrounds and workplaces.
The service is commissioned until March 2028 and will help people in one of the most deprived areas in England to kick the smoking habit. Smoking accounts for around 2,200 premature deaths in Liverpool and doubles the risk of needing care in later life; in 2020, 15.6% of the population of the city (62,982 people) were smokers.
CHCP has a huge amount of experience and expertise in helping people to stop smoking. It currently provides services in Knowsley and St Helens and can use its knowledge of the local area to support Liverpudlians to stop smoking for good.