Health and Wellbeing Living Well

How and where we live, work and play can have a strong impact on our health and wellbeing. Income, employment, education, housing quality and crime play a role in physical and mental health. Strong social networks can increase resilience and the ability of people to support themselves. Unhealthy behaviours cause 40% of premature mortality and smoking is still the greatest single health risk.

Living Well Priorities

Priority Explanation
LW1 Stop all forms of abuse and exploitation, including domestic abuse
LW2 Improve the lives of everyone living with mental illness through raised awareness and more effective support services
LW3 Reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke through increasing healthy living and reducing smoking and alcohol consumption
LW4 Tackle the number of rough sleepers and the rise of households in temporary accommodation and reduce low quality housing
LW5 Improve the detection and management of long term conditions
LW6 Maximise the use of local organisations including pharmacists to provide more advice and guidance in the community
LW7 Ensure people with autism receive earlier diagnosis, access to higher quality information and more employment opportunities
LW8 Improve support and opportunities for carers


Last Updated: 21 April 2020