Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
The strategy sets out the Health and Wellbeing Board's priorities for a stronger, healthier Wandsworth.
The issues we will tackle
The Health and Wellbeing Board will oversee plans and policies to improve the lives of our residents, recognising that housing, leisure, neighbourhood environment and access to job opportunities are major influences on individual health and wellbeing.
We will promote healthy eating and being more physically active as a family through greater participation in a wide range of free healthy lifestyle programmes delivered through children's centres, schools and community centres.
We will support work to improve the educational outcomes for girls, while improving access to sexual health services
We will work more closely to tackle the fact that Wandsworth has the eighth highest rate for sexually transmitted disease in London.
We will make this a priority, educating and supporting residents while looking at the role regulations can play in limiting alcohol misuse.
We will implement a strategy to promote positive mental health whilst reviewing our rehabilitation facilities for people recovering from mental illness and encouraging earlier diagnosis of dementia.
Heart disease and strokes
We will implement a major programme to encourage healthier lifestyles, while promoting the NHS Health Checks programme.
We will work to improve survival rates of what is the leading cause of premature death in Wandsworth, improving the awareness of early symptoms, while increasing the uptake of breast and bowel screening.
Excess winter deaths
We will focus on those most at risk from winter-related deaths. This will include giving people greater access to energy efficiency and affordable warmth schemes, flu vaccination, assistance with falls prevention and helpful equipment and gadgets such as personal alarms.
We will identify those at most risk of falling and put measures in place to keep them safe.
Wandsworth has a good track record of supporting carers and we will develop this work by giving more information to carers and improving the support services we offer.
We will give personalised, joined-up care to help people stay independent in their own homes for longer, and help and support older people to live active lives within their communities.
Read the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy