Health and Wellbeing Board

2. Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Stockport, like other local areas across the country, is facing a number of issues with health and social care. This means that we need to change how these services are delivered.

These issues include:

  • an ageing population with increasingly complex care needs and at higher risk of isolation and loneliness. More people live on their own without direct family support
  • a population where birth rates have risen, especially in areas of deprivation. More children and young people are living in low income households where health outcomes are poorer
  • changes in the most common health issues experienced by the population, to those linked to lifestyles or are otherwise preventable
  • a period of economic challenge that affects the incomes and entitlement to the most vulnerable people in Stockport
  • fragmented services. They are complicated to access, there's duplications and are not as focussed on the individual’s needs as they could be
  • a system where too many people are admitted to hospital. They would be better and more appropriately cared for at home
  • increasing financial pressures with deficits forecast for Stockport as demand growth continues if service delivery is not improved

The key themes of the strategy are to deliver a health and care system which is:

  • prevention focussed
  • community asset based
  • person centred
  • integrated
  • delivered through neighbourhoods
  • financially sustainable

This vision is complex, and cannot be delivered through a single plan. A range of programmes as well as topic themed strategies and partnership approaches will help the systems in Stockport evolve. The programmes include:

  • Stockport Together
  • Stockport Family
  • Greater Manchester Devolution

This strategy sets out the ways in which we'll develop the health and social care system in Stockport. It also sets out how we'll meet these needs over the next 3 years. The 2 review documents highlight achievements since 2017 and updates the strategy making sure it reflects the programmes as they continue to develop.

A new Health and Wellbeing Strategy will be published in 2020. This will set out a revised vision of how partners and the public will work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents.

This strategy has been produced jointly by:

  • the council
  • NHS Stockport CCG
  • Stockport Healthwatch
  • many other contributors from partners, other professionals and voluntary and community sector representatives

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