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Review of health and wellbeing in Gateshead

Health and wellbeing review

A consultation to find out what local people's health and wellbeing needs are in Gateshead has begun.

The six-week consultation, which has been launched today, will help inform a review of services that contribute to people's health and wellbeing. These services include; sport and leisure, events, libraries, arts, heritage, allotments, community safety and public health.  

Views are being sought from the public about their current health, how they might want to stay well in the future and how they might want to use local places and spaces in the years to come.

Have your say

Gateshead Director of Public Health Alice Wiseman said: "The COVID-19 pandemic has had many impacts on Gateshead. It's changed the way we live and work, but it's also increased the inequalities faced by many families and individuals across our communities. The pandemic has also contributed to the ongoing financial pressures that the Council has been facing over the last ten years. This means that we will not be able to run services in the way we have done in the past.

"To help meet this challenge we need to review our health and wellbeing service. We need to start by finding out more about people's health and wellbeing needs now and the impact that COVID-19 may have had. We need to know the barriers that stop people doing the things they want to do and what things contribute to their health and wellbeing.

"We are hoping that this review will give us the opportunity to do things differently and to have services that meet the needs of our communities, delivered in and with communities and focussed on those who may need our help the most. We want everyone in Gateshead to enjoy good health and wellbeing and need to address the unfair differences faced by some of our communities.

"We want to support people in Gateshead to be as well as they can be, we want people not to just survive but to thrive. Please get involved in the consultation and tell us what's important to you. We will use this information to help us make the best possible decisions in the future."

The consultation closes on Sunday 14 March.

Health and wellbeing review
01 February 2021

A consultation to find out what local people's health and wellbeing needs are in Gateshead has begun.

The six-week consultation, which has been launched today, will help inform a review of services that contribute to people's health and wellbeing. These services include; sport and leisure, events, libraries, arts, heritage, allotments, community safety and public health.  

Views are being sought from the public about their current health, how they might want to stay well in the future and how they might want to use local places and spaces in the years to come.

Have your say

Gateshead Director of Public Health Alice Wiseman said: "The COVID-19 pandemic has had many impacts on Gateshead. It's changed the way we live and work, but it's also increased the inequalities faced by many families and individuals across our communities. The pandemic has also contributed to the ongoing financial pressures that the Council has been facing over the last ten years. This means that we will not be able to run services in the way we have done in the past.

"To help meet this challenge we need to review our health and wellbeing service. We need to start by finding out more about people's health and wellbeing needs now and the impact that COVID-19 may have had. We need to know the barriers that stop people doing the things they want to do and what things contribute to their health and wellbeing.

"We are hoping that this review will give us the opportunity to do things differently and to have services that meet the needs of our communities, delivered in and with communities and focussed on those who may need our help the most. We want everyone in Gateshead to enjoy good health and wellbeing and need to address the unfair differences faced by some of our communities.

"We want to support people in Gateshead to be as well as they can be, we want people not to just survive but to thrive. Please get involved in the consultation and tell us what's important to you. We will use this information to help us make the best possible decisions in the future."

The consultation closes on Sunday 14 March.

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