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
We are fortunate that many people in Hart experience a good quality of life and positive health and wellbeing. However, we know that this is not everyone’s experience and that more could be done to improve health and wellbeing in Hart’s communities.
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.
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:
1. Promote healthy weight and physical activity
2. Improve mental wellbeing and emotional resilience
3. Increase social connections
Together with our partners and communities, 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 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.