This year’s annual report focusses on taking a whole systems approach to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents and communities in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, and reducing health inequalities.
The three key headlines of the report are:
- Our focus: Using data and community insight we will drive forward health improvements, focussing our resources proportionate to need
- Our commitment: We will work with our communities to ensure our actions are jointly designed and agreed with them to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
- Our approach: We will take a holistic approach when working with individuals, communities and partners to develop joined up solutions that meet the needs of our residents.
The report is a statement of intent to embed health and wellbeing in everything that we do, and to make health everyone’s business in Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. The report outlines the principles of a whole systems approach and uses obesity as a case study to describe what a whole system approach looks like in practice. This highlights examples of local best practice at an Individual, Community and Place based level.
It is a call to action to work together to address the health challenges that our residents face in both of our boroughs and build the foundations to support them to live longer, healthier lives.