The Wandsworth Health and Care Plan outlines the vision, priorities and actions to meet the health and care needs of local people and deliver improvements in their health and wellbeing through the life stages of; start well, live well and age well.
The plan is focused on the areas where, from 2022 to 2024, partners from across health, social care and the voluntary and community can have the greatest impact by working collectively.
This plan builds on the Wandsworth Health and Care Plan 2019-2021 that identified and made great progress on shared goals to improve health and wellbeing. While our work was disrupted by the pandemic, the whole community came together to meet the challenge, this plan reflects refreshed priorities and learning from implementing the previous health and care plan.
Health, social care, voluntary, community organisations and residents across Wandsworth have been involved in shaping and developing this plan. As a partnership, we have a shared commitment to work together, focusing where we can add value and have the greatest impact and we recognise that we all share a responsibility to ensure our social care, community, wellbeing and hospital services are as joined up as possible.
The Wandsworth Health and Care Plan is one element of work being undertaken by health and social care partners in Wandsworth and across South West London to improve health and wellbeing. The priorities within the Wandsworth Health & Care Plan are focused on the areas where, over the next two years, we can have the greatest impact by working collectively to prevent ill health, keep people well and support them to stay independent.
The strength of our response to the coronavirus pandemic in Wandsworth was rooted in how health and social care partners collaborated across organisational boundaries, to work with our communities to keep the most vulnerable protected, shielded and supported. Through establishing Integrated Care Systems as a statutory body in July 2022 it is hoped to strengthen collaboration in the NHS and wider partners. A key part of the new Integrated Care System approach is to strengthen ‘place’ based partnership and collaboration between health, social care and voluntary sector partners.