Ambition 2: Healthier for longer and safer

Sandwell is a place where we live healthy lives and live them for longer, and where those of us who are vulnerable feel respected and cared for.

Sandwell people have less healthy lifestyles than the national average. People are living longer but are often in poor health as they get older – we want people to live well for longer.

Everyone can help make this happen. By 2030, we will:

  • all be taking more responsibility for improving our own health and the health of our families;
  • have excellent co-ordination between social care and the NHS;
  • have a strong approach – with all partner organisations – to prevent ill health and improve long-term health and wellbeing; and
  • be doing well in protecting our most vulnerable adults and children.
  • Data associated with ambition 2:

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    The Director of Public Health annual report - Sandwell 2018 can be downloaded here.

    Supporting factors associated with ambition 2:

    Adult Care Needs

  • Recognising carer's needs
  • Helping people with long-term conditions to live in their own homes
  • Transfer of care from acute care
  • Short-term assessment and reablement service
  • Better Care Fund - workforce development
  • Housing that encourages healthy, independent living
  • Healthy Lifestyles

  • Life expectancy & healthy life expectancy
  • Childhood weight
  • Sugar content in school meals
  • Physical activity
  • Green open spaces, canals, waterways
  • Commonwealth games - aquatic centre
  • Enrichment for young people via sports and leisure
  • Road casualties, quality walking routes
  • Health Improvement

  • Early diagnosis - NHS Health Checks
  • Early diagnosis - HIV
  • Early diagnosis - TB
  • Partnership work to prevent hospital admissions
  • Mental Health

  • Mental Health - Keeping people in employment