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Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB)

The purpose of the Health and Wellbeing Board is to ensure that the Council and the Integrated Care Board work effectively together in planning health and social care services to improve health and wellbeing in Telford and Wrekin as well as promote integrated working among local providers and partners. 

View the terms of reference of the Council's constitution on page 12 for specific responsibilities for:

Priorities and strategy

In June 2023, a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy was approved. We face clear challenges in the next 5 years, such as the ongoing recovery from the pandemic and the impact of the cost of living crisis. Refreshing the strategy provides an opportunity to re-frame the way we work together as HWB partners to improve the lives of everyone in Telford and Wrekin, with a particular focus on people who face the greatest risks of poor health and disadvantage.

In developing its priorities and strategy, the process included a period of engagement and co-production with the public and partners.

The refreshed Strategy brings together several other strategies and plans, that contribute to health and wellbeing, and which have recently been approved by the HWB and Cabinet, for example: the cost of living strategy, the homelessness strategy and the domestic abuse strategy. Following agreement of the HWB, the refreshed priorities have been incorporated into the development of the Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) Strategy and the ICS Joint Forward Plan.

The Strategy re-commits to use the approaches, agreed in the previous health and wellbeing strategy and the inequalities plan approved in 2021, these approaches are:

  • population health – improving health by being community centred and recognising the role wider determinants of health, healthy lifestyles and an integrated health and care system play.
  • closing the gap - tackling inequalities by being intelligence-led, system-wide and place-based as appropriate, by targeting those most in need and through co-production.
  • strong focus on prevention - offering advice and support universally, with a more targeted approach for those who need more support.
  • person-centred care and support - keeping people at the heart of everything, offering tailored and personal support, in the right place and at the right time.

Last updated: 16/01/2024 09:49

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