Help us ensure local people start well, live well and age well

We want to hear your views on the new draft strategy to improve health and wellbeing in Camden, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and up to 2030.

Inspired and informed by the need to tackle growing health inequalities which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, the borough's draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy aims to make Camden the best place to start well, live well and age well.

Whether you work, live or receive care in the borough, Camden’s Health and Wellbeing Board* is inviting you to share your views on the draft strategy's longer-term approach (in three sections) to tackling health inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of Camden residents up to 2030, as well as these three further short-term priorities:

  1. Good work and employment
  2. Healthy and ready for school
  3. Community connectedness and friendships.

Introducing the draft strategy, Cllr Pat Callaghan, Cabinet Member for a Healthy and Caring Camden, and Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of the Council, said:

“This is a call to action to all residents, community groups and local organisations to make Camden the very best place to start well, live well and age well. Our draft strategy comes at a time of profound challenge to the local health and care system, where COVID-19 has placed unprecedented demands on services and amplified the deep-rooted inequalities that persist in our society.

“In Camden, it remains an unacceptable truth that men and women born in the most affluent areas of the borough live 18 and 19 years longer in a healthy state than their counterparts in the least affluent areas. We also know that the people most likely to be impacted by economic uncertainty and disruption brought about by the pandemic are the same as those most likely to experience poor health outcomes.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, the Camden Health and Care Citizens’ Assembly provides a springboard upon which to build momentum to support healthier, more independent lives for all – but in particular those who experience the toughest circumstances and the highest level of risk.”

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Background information

  • *The Health and Wellbeing Board exists to improve the health and wellbeing of residents and reduce health inequalities. It brings together partners across the health and care system to provide leadership on a range of complex challenges which impact on the health of local people
  • The draft stategy has been informed by the work of the Health and Care Citizens' Assembly, as well as the need to tackle growing health inequalities which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.