In September 2013, Wiltshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board agreed its first Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The strategy sets out the areas on which the different organisations in Wiltshire will be working together so that people have the support they need to live longer, healthier, more independent lives.
A new consultation draft of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Wiltshire (2015-18) has now been developed based on our understanding of Wiltshire’s communities.
The consultation draft of the strategy sets out the main areas that working together will be a priority for health and social care organisations in Wiltshire. It does not list everything that all organisations and individuals will be undertaking to improve our health and wellbeing. Instead, it focuses on setting out our vision for integrated working in the future.
We want to support and sustain healthy, independent living. This is articulated in two key aims within the strategy:
•Healthy lives – encouraging communities, families and individuals to take on more responsibility for their own health
•Empowered lives – personalising care and delivering care in the most appropriate setting – at or as close to home as possible
We would like to hear your views on the content of the strategy – http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/healthandsocialcare/jointhealthandwellbeingstrategy.htm. Please respond with comments to David Bowater by email firstname.lastname@example.org and by taking part in our joint health and wellbeing strategy survey.
The consultation closes on 31 July 2015.