Oldham Council is spending £50,000 on weight watchers & slimming world vouchers

Oldham Council and the CCG have already hijacked hundreds of thousands from the public health budget to supply demographically selective new central heating systems in target areas whilst many people struggle to get doctor, dentist and hospital appointments but now Labour Oldham are giving us a further glimpse of what a devoluted health service will look like. The Council has decided to redirect £50,000 from the public health grant to the provision of free weight watchers & slimming world vouchers for the obese. As to be expected Oldham Council is brandishing terms like “health inequality” and “one part of a care pathway” to excuse a town with 69% of adults overweight and to remove any culpability from individuals for their self-inflicted weight and lifestyle choices.