Community Wellbeing brings together adult social care, housing, public health and cultural services, and will contribute to improving health and well-being outcomes for our residents, particularly better targeting resources towards support for vulnerable people.
Brent’s Health and Wellbeing Board brings together senior representatives from Brent Council, Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Brent HealthWatch to work in partnership to improve the health of the population of Brent. The key functions of the Board include:
- To coordinate the development of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which articulates the health and wellbeing needs of the residents of Brent
- To determine the priorities for, and prepare a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Brent
- To promote joint commissioning and integrated provision between the NHS, public health and social care
- To consider Clinical Commissioning Plans and Social Care Commissioning Plans and ensure that they are in line with the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
What we hope to achieve
Through the development of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the Board aims to improve health and wellbeing across Brent and to reduce the health inequalities that exist within our borough.
This strategy is not a comprehensive collection of all future commissioning intentions across health, public health and social care; that can be found in other key documents such as the commissioning intentions of the CCG. It is also worth noting that just because something isn’t explicitly mentioned in the strategy it is not important or that work on it won’t continue. Rather this strategy focuses on the key priorities for this Board rather for than other partnerships in Brent, where working together can bring real added value to health and wellbeing across Brent over the next three years.
Overview of our Strategy Aims:
- Improve health and wellbeing
- Reduce health inequalities
- We will work together to deliver improved services
- We will provide safe, high quality services which respond to individuals
- We will work together to make sure every contact with service users counts
- We will promote a culture of self care and personal responsibility
- We will focus on disease prevention and health promotion
- We will engage in an on-going dialogue with our communities, residents and patients
- We will provide opportunities for individual and community empowerment We will achieve more for less, making the very best use of resources
- Giving every child the best start in life
- Helping vulnerable families
- Empowering communities to take better care of themselves
- Improving mental wellbeing throughout life
- Working together to support the most vulnerable adults in the community