Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Board have a duty to develop a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) to address the identified needs. This is a three year strategy, however an annual review will be undertaken.

The Health and Wellbeing board has:

  • Engaged with key commissioners, key delivery partners and the voluntary sector to review the process for developing, refreshing and using the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Produced a web based JSNA tool, which allows us to have access to the most up to date information in a ready useable form
  • Collated the knowledge of our commissioners and of our communities in one place giving a better picture of the health needs of the district
  • Looked at what else needs to be done and what assets exist within our communities that will assist in tackling some of the issues identified
  • Agreed to the six priorities that emerged from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (see page 5) and focused board discussions around the key issues, challenges and solutions to these priorities
  • Engaged with Major Providers with regards to the strategy

An Annual Engagement Plan has been developed to ensure that key commissioners, providers and community members are involved in the development of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This aims to:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Give people the opportunity to contribute to and comment on the draft Strategy
  • Identify organisations’ contribution towards delivery of the strategy
  • Ensure that local services and decisions are based on up-to-date information by creating ongoing opportunities for commissioners, providers and community members to feed information into the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Health & Wellbeing Strategy can be accessed on the Wakefield Council Website, by clicking here.

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