Promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents is an important part of what we do.
Check out our health and wellbeing pages for top tips, links to support, and information about what we’re doing to improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Our plan to improve health and wellbeing
Hart enjoys excellent quality of life and is one of the least deprived districts in England. However, this can mask variations in health and wellbeing within the district and for certain groups.
Many factors combine to affect our health and wellbeing. This includes individual circumstances and the local environment such as where we live, inherited characteristics, education, income, behaviours and choices, life experiences and relationships with family and friends.
We are committed to continually improving the health and wellbeing of Hart residents. Our core functions including Housing, Planning, Environmental Health and Leisure can all influence health and wellbeing but we also have a wider role to play in supporting communities and enabling people to improve their own health and wellbeing.
We have recently created a Health and Wellbeing Plan which sets out the 3 priorities where we consider there is potential for the Council to have greatest impact on health and wellbeing, these are:
- Priority 1 – Promote healthy weight and physical activity
- Priority 2 – Promote emotional wellbeing and mental health
- Priority 3 – Empower residents to take control of their own health and wellbeing
We are committed to working with other statutory agencies and communities. Together, we can help ensure that everyone in Hart has access to the information and support they need to improve their health and wellbeing.
The Hart Health & Wellbeing Partnership, a sub-committee of Cabinet, is a group made up of Officers, Councillors and Health Care professionals. Their brief is:
- To lead collaborative working across the Hart District
- To deliver added value in improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities through working in partnership
- To assist in the delivery of the outcomes and priorities of the Hants Health and Well Being Partnership Strategy
- To identify key issues within Hart’s Health profile and develop actions to address them
Minutes of the latest meetings:
The Hart Ageing Well Network brings together District Council representatives with voluntary and community group representatives to address issues which affect the health and wellbeing of older people.
The Hart Health and Wellbeing Newsletter is circulated to a range of individuals, groups and organisations to share information about health and wellbeing projects and new services. The latest issue can be found here.