South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Board
Improving Health and Wellbeing Together
Kent Health and Wellbeing Focus Groups: June 2017
Do you work with Children or Older People?
Kent's Health and Wellbeing Board is developing its next Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2018-2023. The Board is interested in gathering the views of the voluntary sector to inform the strategy, particularly about the proposed health and wellbeing priorities for Children and Older People.
The South Kent Coast Health and Wellbeing Board brings together key organisations to oversee the plans for improving the health and wellbeing of people living in the South Kent Coast area. The area covered by the Board aligns with the South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group and covers most of the Dover and Shepway districts - please see CCG maps.
The government introduced health and wellbeing boards 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 Health and Wellbeing 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 we work. 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 our 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