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Health and wellbeing strategy | Birmingham City Council

Health and wellbeing strategy

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy addresses some of the critical challenges Birmingham faces. Delivering this strategy requires input from many organisations across the city.

It focuses on the needs of service users and communities, to tackle the factors that impact upon health and wellbeing across service boundaries.

In January 2017 the Board agreed to a set of updated priorities:

Current priorities
Priority Ambition
Improve the wellbeing of children
  • Detect and prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • All children in permanent housing
Improve the independence of adults
  • Increase the control of individuals over their care through Integrated Personal Commissioning (Personal Health Budgets and Direct Payments)
Improve the wellbeing of the most disadvantaged
  • Increasing employment/ meaningful activity and stable accommodation for those with mental health problems
  • Improving stable and independent accommodation for those with learning disabilities
  • Improve the wellbeing of those with multiple complex needs
Make Birmingham a Healthy City
  • Improve air quality
  • Increased mental wellbeing in the workplace

Measures and targets will be set to ensure the success and the impact of delivery against the strategy can be measured.