Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Health and wellbeing in North Somerset

We want North Somerset to be a healthy and fair place to grow up, live, work and age.

We want to create opportunities to improve health and wellbeing for all residents and communities while reducing inequalities in health.

We are developing a Strategy for Health and Wellbeing which will outline our priorities and plans for improving health and reducing inequalities between 2021 and 2024.

We want you to get involved and to use this survey to tell us your views about:

  • what matters most to you about health and wellbeing (feeling generally well)
  • what your priorities are for improving health and wellbeing
  • what kind of activities, services and/or programmes are needed most to improve health and wellbeing
  • how we can work with you, your communities and stakeholders to improve health and wellbeing

We will use the information collected from residents, organisations and stakeholders to identify themes that will help shape the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for North Somerset. We will also be using data about priority health needs in our population and research about what works best.

Tell us what you think!

We invite you to complete our survey to share your views.

This survey will focus on general questions around health and wellbeing and your priorities. There are also more specific questions about the lifestyle factors that influence health and wellbeing. You don’t need to answer every section if you don’t feel it is relevant to you but we welcome your thoughts across all topics.

The survey is anonymous and the information you provide will not be used to identify you. Completing the survey is optional. The information that you provide is confidential and will only be used to inform development of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The information you provide will be stored on a secure UK-based server until the Health and Wellbeing Strategy is published, after which it will be securely deleted.

This survey will take around 15-20 minutes to complete.

Want to find out more?

As well as the survey, we are inviting you to take part in an online consultation event to share your thoughts in more detail.

You can take part in our online workshop taking place in January. The sessions are taking place on the following dates:

Sessions for members of the public (all sessions via Zoom):

  • Thursday 4th February 2021, 10-11:30am
  • Friday 12th February 2021, 10.30am-12pm

For more information on the sessions for members of the public and to sign up, please visit here

Sessions for stakeholders (all sessions via Zoom):

  • Thursday 4th February 2021, 2-4pm
  • Tuesday 9th February 2021, 1-3pm

For more information on sessions for stakeholders and to sign up, please visit here

To find out more information about health and wellbeing in North Somerset, please visit: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/adult-social-care-health/health-wellbeing where you can find out more information about how to live a healthier lifestyle, looking after your mental health and much more.

What are health inequalities?

Health inequalities are avoidable and unfair differences in health across the population or between different groups of people.  Health inequalities arise because our health is affected by the conditions in which we are born, grow up, live and work as well as how we age and the decisions we make. These conditions affect our health, how long we will live, how likely we are to take risks with our health, as well as how we think, feel and act.  Together these factors shape our mental health, physical health and wellbeing. 

Reducing inequalities and promoting fairness and opportunity for everyone is one of North Somerset Council’s priorities. 

FAQs

What is this survey about?

We are setting out our plans for how to improve health and wellbeing across North Somerset, with a particular focus on how we can reduce inequalities in health between people in our area.

In order to do this, we want to hear from you about what matters most to you about your health, what changes you’d like to see and how you think we can work together to make things better.

We know that health and wellbeing is affected by a range of factors, including jobs, food, transport, education, our activity levels and social connections. We would like to hear about all of the factors in your community that you think affect your health. We also want to know if you have specific ideas about what is needed for children and young people, healthy places, and older people.

Why should I take part?

We would like to hear from as many people as possible across North Somerset so that our priorities and plans reflect what is most important to you.

Do I have to take part now?

The survey will be open until 18th February 2021. After this the survey will be closed and you will not be able to take part.

Do I have to take part?

No. It’s voluntary to take part in the survey. We are welcoming views from everyone who lives and works in North Somerset. We want to hear from you if you would like to contribute to shaping plans for improving health.

Can I talk to you in person?

We will be holding a virtual drop-in session so that you can hear more about what we aim to do, and so that you can share your thoughts and views in more detail. You can sign-up for this session here

Where can I go for further information?

For further information please contact: health-wellbeing@n-somerset.gov.uk

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Timeline

  • Opened
    8 Jan 2021 at 10:00
  • Closes
    18 Feb 2021 at 23:59

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Organisational Information

Contact Name Health & Wellbeing Strategy Team
Job title Health & Wellbeing Strategy Team
Contact Email health-wellbeing@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01934 888 888

Project Information

Aim of this consultation The aim of this survey is to find out what matters most to people about health and wellbeing, priorities for improving health and wellbeing, the kinds of activities, services and programmes that are most needed to improve health and wellbeing and how we can work together to improve health and wellbeing across North Somerset.
Close Date 18 Feb 2021 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
Context for this consultation The results of this survey will inform the development of North Somerset’s Health & Wellbeing Strategy which will be published in 2021.