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Local people asked for their opinion on Swale Council’s new health and wellbeing plan

Published Monday 14 December, 2020
Last updated on Tuesday 19 January, 2021

People can now have their say on Swale Borough Council’s health and wellbeing improvement plan, designed to help address health inequalities across the borough.

Kent County Council (KCC) are responsible for leading on public health, but Swale Borough Council recognise that they have a role to play in improving the health and wellbeing of residents.

The health and wellbeing improvement plan sets out a number of actions that they are committed to taking over the next three years.

Cllr Angela Harrison, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at the council, said:

“90% of the health and wellbeing needs of residents cannot be met by the NHS.

“My vision for Health and Wellbeing in Swale is where residents have enough to eat, have a decent home to live in, are helped to achieve healthy lifestyles, have a clean and safe environment in which to live and work, are helped to access employment, have a job with a living wage and have access to training and education.”

“Whilst I am working with Cabinet colleagues whose portfolios cover the majority of the above, there are also areas where we can work with health partners on areas that we consider can have the biggest impact on the health and wellbeing of our residents.  This is a working document, which will evolve, but you have to start somewhere.  Your views are welcome.”

To view the consultation visit www.swale.gov.uk/news-and-your-council/consultations/health-and-wellbeing-plan.