Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy Consultation

Closed 18 Oct 2016

Opened 15 Jul 2016

Overview

How Can We Improve Health and Wellbeing?

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (World Health Organisation)." Health and wellbeing encompasses the food we eat, the air we breathe, the relationships we maintain, the environments we live and work in and the opportunities we have in our lives to flourish.

The Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Hammersmith and Fulham and must have a plan that says how it will do this. This plan is called 'the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.' 

The Health and Wellbeing Board is working to develop a new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the next five years. We have held a number of conversations with patients and professionals over the past six months which have helped us to identify four priorities that we believe have the potential to make the greatest and fastest improvements to health and wellbeing over the next five years. These are:

  1. Supporting good mental health for all
  2. Supporting children, young people and families to have the best possible start
  3. Addressing the rising tide of long-term conditions
  4. Building a sustainable health and social care system that is fit for the future

 

Why We Are Consulting

To help us develop the strategy further, we want to hear your views about our proposed priorities and what action we need to take to make a positive and lasting impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Your input will help us develop our Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and draw up a plan to implement the strategy.

You can have your say in a number of ways:

  • By completing the online consultation questionnaire at the link below.
  • By contacting us at JHWSconsultation@lbhf.gov.uk or calling us on 0208 753 5072. We are happy to come and discuss our plans with organisations or community groups at a time or place that is convenient for you.
  • By attending a community event. We are planning to hold community events in the summer to talk about our plans for health and wellbeing.
  • By sending a completed paper-copy of your consultation response by post or email to:

 

Hammersmith & Fulham JHWS Consultation
4th Floor
Hammersmith Town Hall Extension
King Street
London, W6
JHWSconsultation@lbhf.gov.uk

What Happens Next

We want to hear your views about our proposed priorities and what action we need to take to make a positive and lasting impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Your input will help us develop our Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and draw up a plan to implement the strategy.

 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Health and well being
  • Democracy and participation