Ashford's One You Shop

Published : 08/07/2019

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.

One You ShopThe 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.

One YouA 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.

One You“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.”

Allison Duggal, Deputy Director for Public Health at Kent County Council added: “We commission a range of public health services across Kent and it’s great that we’ve been able to work with partners in Ashford to provide this very special shop and get people the help and treatment they need. We would love to see this in other parts of Kent and encourage other organisations."

Visit the One You Shop website