South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Board
Improving Health and Wellbeing Together
What is the South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Board?
We want people to have healthier, happier and longer lives, with less inequality.
The South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Board brings together key organisations to oversee the plans for improving health and wellbeing of people living in the South Kent Coast area. This area aligns with the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group and covers most of the Dover and Shepway districts - please see CCG maps.
Health and wellbeing boards are relatively new, introduced by the government as part of its plans to reform health and social care. The legal duty to set up health and wellbeing boards rests with unitary and county councils and the South Kent Coast board sits under the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board.
What do we do?
The board offers a fresh look at the way services relating to the health and wellbeing are provided and measured. It works closely with the Kent board, ensuring a “local” voice and helping to identify district and neighbourhood health needs, priorities and gaps in services.
The board looks at improving health and wellbeing by joining up services across health, social care, district councils, public health and other relevant organisations. Influencing the delivery of services, and ensuring that the resources available are prioritised in line with the needs of our communities, is vital to improving health and wellbeing.
How can I be involved?
You are welcome to attend meetings of the Board to see how decisions are made. We will also invite you to take part in future consultations.
Find out who is on the board and when and where we meet.
Six priorities identified in the South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Two GP practices in the Dover district belong to the Canterbury & Coastal CCG.
Background information on the national changes to health and social care.
Helping you to live longer, happier and healthier lives
Making small changes now can improve your health right away