Locals invited to share views on health and wellbeing strategy - The Leamington Observer

Locals invited to share views on health and wellbeing strategy

Leamington Editorial 26th Nov, 2020   0

WARWICKSHIRE residents are invited to share their views on the county’s health and wellbeing strategy.

The draft document outlines priorities to tackle health inequality and improve the overall health and wellbeing between 2020 and 2025.

It is currently open to public consultation so people can comment on the priorities and the approach it recommends.

The final strategy will be published in Spring 2021.

It has been created by Warwickshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board which is made up of council leaders along with Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action, Healthwatch Warwickshire, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), NHS trusts, Warwickshire Fire Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

They hope to improve health and reduce inequalities due to lifestyle and make it easier for residents to get support.

The plan promotes healthy lifestyles and behaviours to help people stay healthy and well.

It includes joint working to ensure all children have the best start in life, stopping those with existing health problems from getting worse and helping people to age well.

Outcomes will be monitored by weight, mental health service performance, number of people living in poverty, healthy life expectancy, physically active residents, number of suicides, dementia diagnosis and flu immunisations.

Wellbeing board chair Les Caborn said: “Taking part in consultation around the new Health and Wellbeing Strategy is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of everyone in Warwickshire. It’s important we hear from everyone and understand different experiences to know that our priorities are right. If you know someone who may be negatively affected, help them to get in touch.

“We want everyone across the county to lead healthy and independent lives, we want to listen to our communities and by taking action people can have healthier futures and we can reduce inequalities in care.

“I would like to urge the community take part in the survey so that our five-year plan is as effective as possible in improving the lives of residents in Warwickshire.”

Visit ask.warwickshire.gov.uk/insights-service/health-and-wellbeing-strategy by January 5 to take part in the survey.


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