Our shared Vision for Health and Wellbeing in Somerset is that:
People live healthy and independent lives, supported by thriving and connected communities with timely and easy access to high-quality and efficient public services when they need them.
Our three priorities for Health and Wellbeing in Somerset are:
- People, families and communities take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.
- Families and communities are thriving and resilient.
- Somerset people are able to live independently.
Somerset’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2012 – 2018)
Health and Wellbeing Consultation
We are inviting residents, organisations and communities to have their say about health and wellbeing priorities in the county. The results from this consultation will inform a joint ‘Improving Lives’ strategy which sets out how all members of the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board will work together over the next ten years to improve the lives of residents.
The consultation is available here www.somerset.gov.uk/improvinglives , and will be open until 17 August. The final strategy will be agreed by the Health and Wellbeing Board at the end of the year.
Health and Wellbeing through District Councils in Somerset
Somerset Strategic Housing Framework Workshop Summary
Our board looks at people's health and social care needs together, as well as taking into account the bigger picture - things like transport, housing, jobs and leisure - so that services truly help people stay healthy and independent.
Members of the board must look at the evidence of what works best to help target plans and resources. To help do this the board publishes Joint Strategic Needs Assessments
Here is the Health and Wellbeing Board plan on a page for 2018-19.
Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Report 2017-18
Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Report 2016-17
Information about future dates of meetings and past minutes of meetings
More information on the Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board
Healthwatch Somerset Impact Report 2018
Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Conference 2016
The Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board Annual Conference took place on 18 October at The Canalside Conference Centre, and this year centred around 'Positive Lives – Building Mental Health Capital in Somerset'
The event was extremely successful and we have received a lot of positive feedback from those who attended. If you have not already done so, please use this link to leave your feedback on the conference.
These are the presentations from the day, if you wish to download them, and the final delegate list.
1. Setting the scene - Pip Tucker
2. VCSE and Social Capital - Justin Sargent
3. The Role of Mental Health Services - Dr Nick Broughton
4a. Emotion Coaching - Fiona Moir
4b. Mindfulness and Emotion Coaching Relationship - Jo Leek
4c. Health TIK - Clare Wilson and Sharrron Ricketts
5. Mindfulness - Deborah Howard
6. Martock - Our Place - Tracey Smith
Cormac Russell - Sustainable community development: from what's wrong to what's strong.
Final Delegate List