Health & wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

On these pages you will find our health and wellbeing plan, suggestions on how to keep well, and information about some key services available to support your health and wellbeing. 

Many people in Hart experience a good quality of life and positive health and wellbeing. However, this is not everyone’s experience and we know that our health and wellbeing changes throughout our lives.

We work together with health services, Hampshire County Council, the voluntary sector and a range of other partners to promote the health and wellbeing of residents.

Our plan to improve health and wellbeing

We are committed to continually improving the health and wellbeing of Hart residents.  

As a district council, our core services 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 individuals to improve their health and wellbeing.

Improving Health and Wellbeing in Hart: Our Plan sets out the health and wellbeing priorities the council will focus on between 2019 and 2024 and the approach we will take to delivering these. These priorities reflect where we consider there is greatest potential for the Council to impact on health and wellbeing:

  • Promote healthy weight and physical activity
  • Improve mental wellbeing and emotional resilience
  • Increase social connections 

Together with our partners and communities, we can help ensure that people in Hart have 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, Health Care professionals and other key partners.  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 Hampshire Health and Well Being Board Strategy
  • To identify key issues within Hart’s Health profile and develop actions to address them.

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 Starting Well Network brings together representatives from local authorities, schools, and a variety of groups and organisations who work with children and young people.