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Health & Wellbeing

THE REFRESHED HEALTH AND WELLBEING STRATEGY IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

 

The Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2014 – 2016 is now available to view online via the Council’s website.

 

This refreshed document outlines the top five priorities for improving the health and wellbeing of all people living in the borough, which are:

 

·         Give every child the best start in life

·         Support mental health and wellbeing throughout life

·         Reduce premature mortality and help people to live longer and more healthy lives

·         Create a thriving and sustainable environment in which communities can flourish

·         Help older people to maintain a healthy, independent life for as long as possible

 

This refresh of the strategy has been made in response to the changing health and social care needs of the population as described by the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2013.

 

Cllr Colleen Atkins, Executive Member for Adults’ Services and Community Wellbeing, said: “The overarching aims of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy are to reduce health inequalities through a focus on early intervention and prevention whilst ensuring effective integrated working. We are dedicated to the five key priorities identified and will work with partners to ensure our borough delivers the best possible health for our residents.”

 

The objectives within this strategy have been identified and agreed in partnership by all the Bedford Borough’s Health and Wellbeing Board member organisations.

Bedford Borough’s Health and Wellbeing Board brings together elected councillors, and service user representatives, with those who buy services across the NHS, public health, social care and children’s services to jointly consider local needs and plan the right services for our population.

 

Cllr Atkins continued: “Everyone in the borough has an equal right to good health. It is our vision to enable all our residents to lead healthy lives by providing the support and opportunities which they need to do this.”

 

The Health and Wellbeing Board meetings are open to the public. The next meeting will take place on 10th June, from 12.30pm – 14.30pm, at Borough Hall. Topics discussed will include children and young people's mental health.

 

To view the Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Strategy visit the Council’s website at http://www.bedford.gov.uk/ and visit the ‘Health and Wellbeing Board’ section.

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