Home Health Have your say on Health and Wellbeing in Knowsley

Have your say on Health and Wellbeing in Knowsley

by Alison Cornmell

The borough’s residents can have their say on a strategy which outlines how Knowsley’s Health and Wellbeing Board wants to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Knowsley.

The Health and Wellbeing Board* are pleased to share their draft Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy 2020 to 2025 for consultation. The latest draft of the strategy can be found here.

This draft strategy has been developed over several months and has been reviewed and adapted in light of COVID-19 while also setting out to tackle the significant long-lasting health and wellbeing challenges that exist in the borough. The strategy sets out how we will work ‘better together for a healthier, happier Knowsley’ – in partnership with residents and partners over the next five years.

Your input is vital in order to help shape this strategy; therefore, we invite you to review the draft strategy and welcome you to share your thoughts and feedback with us as part of this consultation. You may wish to consider the following questions when reviewing the strategy:

  • Are the priorities, actions and outcomes included within the strategy reflective of the key issues and challenges for people in Knowsley?
  • Looking at Priority One: Reducing Health Inequalities, is there anything in relation to this that you think the board should focus on?
  • Looking at Priority Two: Mental Health, Wellbeing and Social Isolation, is there anything in relation to this that you think the board should focus on?
  • Is the format and language used appropriate?

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Ensuring the long-term health and wellbeing of our residents is a major priority for Knowsley Council so I urge you to share your feedback and have your say on this strategy which will directly impact on you and your family. I look forward to seeing what insights we get from our communities so we can shape our plans in collaboration with them.”

Please send feedback and suggested amendments to Kate Brady via: Kate.Brady@Knowsley.gov.uk.

All feedback will need to be submitted by Friday 11th September.

It should be noted that the final version of the strategy will be fully designed and appropriately formatted following consultation, and an Easy Read version will also be made available.

*The Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of Council Officers responsible for Public Health, Children, and Social Care; Elected Members; Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); NHS England; and Healthwatch Knowsley.   There is community representation from the Engagement Forum and Vibe. NHS Providers and the Chairs of the Knowsley Safeguarding Adults Board and the Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board are also formally invited to attend the Board meetings.  The Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for delivering a number of statutory duties, including the requirement to produce a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.