Hearty Lives Liverpool

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Liverpool residents, on average, have poorer health compared to most of the country. 

A high risk group within the city are children and young people living in care, who generally have poorer health than the wider population.

Hearty Lives Liverpool is a £200,000 partnership with Heart of Mersey, part of the Health Equalities Group. It will tackle health inequalities in Liverpool through helping looked-after young people improve their health.


The Hearty Lives Liverpool project will:

  • Carry out research to fully understand the health behaviours of looked after children and young people in Liverpool
  • Help looked after children and young people aged 11-18 years reduce their risk of CVD by focussing on healthy eating, physical activity and smoking
  • Train carers, foster carers, social workers and residential homes to help them increase the support they give to looked after young people to improve their lifestyles.

Contact us

For more information on Hearty Lives Liverpool please contact BHF Area Development Manager Jennie Barr on [email protected].