Joint health and wellbeing strategy

Closed 19 May 2019

Opened 21 Mar 2019


Our Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWBS) sets out the health priorities for Leicester and provides details of Leicester City Council and the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board’s plans over the next five years to tackle these priorities.

Our strategy is a ‘call to action’ to tackle the origins of ill health in our city by fostering a shared understanding and approach to protecting health and wellbeing with local organisations and communities.

Evidence shows that simply increasing access to health care services will not adequately address health needs or improve the wellbeing of Leicester’s residents. In line with the views of Sir Michael Marmot, we need to have a more rounded approach to addressing heath challenges and consider the broad factors that determine a person’s health and wellbeing, such as people’s unique characteristics, their environment, communities and relationships.

The image below illustrates how general socio‐economic, cultural and environmental factors interact to determine a person’s health and wellbeing.

By drawing on the existing resources of partners and communities we can work together to provide innovative and wide‐ranging solutions to the city’s complex health and wellbeing needs.

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