Wandsworth’s health and care plan describes what we and our partners will do to improve people’s health and meet their needs at every life stage. Health, social care and community organisations across Wandsworth helped shape and develop the plan.
Our Health and Care Plan
As part of the plan, there is a vision for Wandsworth – to make it a place where people are supported to live healthy and fulfilling lives in thriving communities. Working together, we want to make sure that people have the same life chances, regardless of where they are born or live, as well as equal access to health and social care.
Residents and stakeholders co-produced our first plan in 2018. Four years later, the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on people’s health. During summer 2021 we refreshed the plan for the years 2022 to 24, following a series of workshops where local people shared their experiences and expertise.
Together we have identified our priorities under the three life stages; start well, live well and age well and across three themes. These taking an integrated approach that supports the whole person, addressing health inequalities and focussing on prevention, taking a proactive approach to jointly improving health and wellbeing.
This means targeting issues such as childhood obesity by addressing young people’s BMI, diet and physical activity as well as improving mental health.
For working-age people, we will address ethnic inequalities in mental health. We will also focus on diabetes and cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
Wandsworth has London’s sixth highest rate of emergency admissions due to falls in people aged over 65. We will work with the voluntary sector on falls prevention. We will also focus on integrating services with care and nursing homes and social prescribing services which address this age group.