Improving the health and wellbeing of people in Knowsley is not only vital to improved life chances and outcomes but also to the borough’s economic growth.
That’s why it has been established as one of the Knowsley Partnership’s six priorities in the Strategy for Knowsley.
The Partnership has laid out its vision of what health and wellbeing should look like in the borough in four years’ time:
- Life expectancy in Knowsley has continued to increase;
- Improved quality of life for all, including those with long term health conditions;
- Reduction in harmful lifestyle choices, such as smoking, inactivity and drinking too much;
- Fewer unplanned hospital admissions and re-admissions;
- Improved emotional wellbeing of children, young people and families;
- A reduction in the number of people with mental health problems and better outcomes for those affected;
- Fewer people are alone and experiencing loneliness;
- More people living in the community independently for longer; and
- People with dementia are diagnosed early and supported effectively.
Steve Coffey is the Chair of the Knowsley Health and Wellbeing Board.
Read the Strategy for Knowsley 2016-2020
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