Barton Healthy New Town

Barton Healthy New Town is one of ten healthy new towns sites which are part of NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme; with the aim of creating innovative and sustainable ways for new developments to achieve improved health and wellbeing in communities.

The project aims and priorities were developed using the Barton Health Plan and feedback from the community, which identified significant health inequalities around life expectancy, food poverty, mental health issues and social isolation.

The overall aim of the project is: All Barton residents (Barton and Barton Park) have an equal opportunity to good physical and mental health and good health outcomes.