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People are being urged to comment on a new strategy that lists health priorities for the area.

Rutland is regarded as a healthy place to live but the county is not without challenges, many of which have been made worse by covid.

As part of new ways of working between the NHS and councils across the country, local authorities are looking at how they can best improve the health and wellbeing of their communities.

Medical stock image from iStock
Medical stock image from iStock

This has led to the creation of a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Rutland.

Rutland’s new Health and Wellbeing Strategy has six priority themes which will help to focus improvements over the next three years:

  • The best start to life
  • Healthy and independent for as long as possible
  • Reducing health inequalities
  • Equitable access to health and wellbeing services
  • Preparing for population growth and change
  • Making sure people are well supported in the last phase of their lives

Coun Samantha Harvey, cabinet member for health, wellbeing and adult care at Rutland County Council, said: “Rutland’s new Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets some really ambitious goals for our county.

"It aims to create the right conditions for people start well and then thrive throughout the whole of their lives. We want people to live well and for our communities to remain active. There will be more detailed action plans to support the delivery of this high-level strategy.

"However, before we move ahead with anything, it’s important that we set a clear direction for travel and agree this with local people. That’s what this consultation aims to do and why it’s important that residents take the chance to read and then comment on the priorities in the draft strategy.”

A draft version of the new Health and Well-being Strategy has been published online for everyone to read by visiting: www.rutland.gov.uk/healthandwellbeingstrategy.

The consultation closes on Friday (January 7).



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