Somerset County Council are inviting residents, organisations and communities to have their say on health and wellbeing priorities in the County. This consultation will inform a joint ‘Improving Lives’ strategy which sets out how all members of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board will work together over the next ten years to improve the lives of residents.
The Board have identified four priorities where they think partnership working could make the biggest difference.
- A county infrastructure that drives productivity, supports economic prosperity and sustainable public services
- Safe, vibrant and well-balanced communities, able to enjoy and benefit from the natural environment
- Fairer life chances and opportunity for all
- Improved health and wellbeing, and more people living healthy and independent lives for longer
These priorities have been developed taking into account the many different factors that influence the health and wellbeing of our residents and communities, for example; health and care services, housing, education, and community safety. The priorities also consider the current health and care needs of people in Somerset.
You can read the Draft Strategy, as well as the Joint Strategic Needs Assesment, which sets out the evidence used to develop the Stategy, and complete the online survey here. The survey closes on Friday 17th August 2018.