South Gloucestershire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have equal and joint statutory duties to prepare a Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The strategy should set out how local authorities and CCGs plan to work together with local partners to meet the health and care needs identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, and to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages.
The strategy is not about taking action on everything at once, but about focusing on a small number of areas for action that will make a real impact on people’s lives.
South Gloucestershire Council and the CCG have been engaging with stakeholders, including voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and the Health and Wellbeing Board, so that they are able to inform the development of the strategy. As part of this engagement process a workshop is being held on each of the following areas of focus in order to help develop the strategy’s content:
- Education (including health improvement in school settings)
- Adult mental health and wellbeing (including social isolation)
- Obesity, diet and nutrition and physical activity
- Built and natural environment (including air quality) and transport
- Children and young people’s mental health
Colleagues from the Council and CCG are keen to speak to people who have knowledge and experience of working in these areas; who feel that they would be able to help develop more detailed content and actions for the strategy to focus on over the next few years.
If you would like to attend the workshop or be involved in the development of content on any one of these areas we would like to hear from you. Please contact:
Amy McCullough, South Gloucestershire Public Health E: Amy.McCullough@southglos.gov.uk by Wednesday 1 February