The Health and Wellbeing Board is a partnership of people from different organisations in York who meet 4 times per year. Their meetings are open to the public to attend and they are also webcast. They work together to make improvements to the health and wellbeing of York residents.
The Health and Wellbeing Board:
The Health and Wellbeing Board has produced a 5 year Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy which outlines its vision, aims and priorities. An easy to read version of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is also available.
Each year the board also produces an annual report which highlights some of the work activities that have contributed to the delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
York has joined the UK network of Age Friendly communities and is working towards gaining age friendly status from the World Health Organisation.
This move aims to help older people live healthy and active later lives, that they are happy and in good health living in their community. Being Age Friendly means that older residents are encouraged to become active citizens, shaping the place that they live in by working alongside local groups, council and businesses to identify and make changes to the physical and social environment they live in.
In York, this will be done by working towards improving how older people can travel, where they go to, how they can choose spend their time, how they access information, their home and also, services for older people.
Consultation is starting with “Your Journey” through your experience with walking and travel. The consultation can be found on www.york.gov.uk/AgeFriendlyYork. We would really appreciate your comments as well as any York residents you work with.
Who should fill it in:
If you would like paper copies please contact AgeFriendlyYork@york.gov.uk
Community Health Champions are people who, with training and support, voluntarily offer their skills and passion and make use of their community links to transform Health and Wellbeing in their neighbourhood.
The Community Health Champions model is proving to be an effective way of reaching people and is making a real difference within communities. Champions are also influencing and shaping local services, increasing public participation, initiating community development opportunities whilst gaining new skills and knowledge.
Within their families, communities and workplaces Community Health Champions empower and motivate people to get involved in healthy social activities; create new activities to meet local needs; and signpost people to relevant community activities, and support.
For more information on Community Health Champions including how to become a champion please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of York Council have useful information about:
Further information can be found on the City of York Council website
Walks & Cycling
For more information on walks, please go to the City of York Council website.
Cycling, cycling maps and routes can be found on the Travel York website.
Sports Directory for York can be found on the City of York Council website.
Disability Sports Directory for York can be found on the City of York Council website.
Last reviewed: 27/11/2019
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