Hull is an amazing City and its people and their communities are its greatest asset. It is a place that has a history of strong partnership working and a shared vision of what is required to improve the lives of our residents. It’s a great place to be born, live, learn, work, have a family and grow older.
Hull is a changing City. Overall people are far healthier than they were in the past, but unfortunately, even today, not everyone has the same opportunity to thrive. This is what we mean when we talk about ‘health inequalities’. In some parts of Hull people will live 10 years fewer than in other parts. This difference is closely linked to poverty, housing, educational attainment, employment and social isolation.
This strategy, to tackle health inequalities and improve health and wellbeing, has been developed by taking account of our assets, our challenges, The City Plan, Hull 2020 and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
In this strategy we acknowledge that there are some things Hull can do for itself but also that there are issues where we must use the leverage of our local, regional and national partners.
This strategy cannot be delivered without the commitment of everyone who lives or works in Hull and cares about its future. The strategy sets out how WE can work together to reduce health inequalities and improve people’s health. It describes where we want to get to and how we will do it.
Following extensive consultation, the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2014- 2020 has been endorsed by Hull City Council and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and is available to download below: -