Wellbeing in neighbourhoods

Stockport’s neighbourhoods are unique. They're brilliant, distinctive, and diverse. They're the places we meet friends and bring up our families; the places we call home. We want our neighbourhoods to be even better. Our ambition is for all of Stockport’s neighbourhoods to be clean, green, and safe places to live and visit. They should be welcoming and healthy environments for people to spend time together and access sport, culture, and leisure.

Our aims for the next 3 years


We'll deliver our ambitious neighbourhoods and prevention programme, which involves:

  • radically changing the way we plan and deliver services in our neighbourhoods, starting by asking our residents what matters to them most

  • putting people at the heart of what we do, and focusing on our communities' strengths as well their needs

  • encouraging collaboration between public services, communities, businesses and residents

Thriving places

We'll create thriving places by:

  • opening up public buildings to communities and the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector

  • working with businesses and residents to improve our district centres, and hold events and activities to boost footfall

  • working with residents to make it easier for people to travel around Stockport

  • promoting greener travel such as public transport, cycling and walking

  • delivering Stockport Moving Together to encourage healthy, physically active lives and enjoyment of culture and green space, with a focus on residents who struggle to be active

Connected communities

We'll support connected communities by:

  • creating Family Hub networks to bring professionals together so people can get the help they need at the right time, in the right place, and in a way that promotes resilience and independence

  • further developing our libraries and leisure centres as community hubs with a range of activities and support on offer

  • continuing to work with our vibrant VCFSE sector

Health and care

We'll deliver collaborative health and care by:

  • bringing our health and care professionals together in neighbourhoods to work as one team; this will focus on early intervention and joined up support so that people stay healthy, well and independent in their own homes and communities for as long as possible

  • improving the experience of care for residents who transition between services or receive more than one service

  • improving support for people who are frail or at risk of frailty, have diabetes, suffer from alcohol-related harm, or have cardiovascular disease

  • targeting work with communities to reduce health inequalities