Swindon’s Health and Wellbeing Board and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

“Everyone in Swindon lives a healthy, safe, fulfilling and independent life and is supported by thriving and connected communities.”

Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 established health and wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities.

The Swindon Health and Wellbeing Board is made up of a collection of people from different organisations (including the NHS, the local authority officers and elected members, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the voluntary sector), who will work together on issues to do with being healthy and feeling well.  The board aims to find out what people in Swindon need to be healthy and feel well and work together to agree a strategy (plan) that will promote positive change towards making things happen.  The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) will help the Health and Wellbeing Board plan services to do with being healthy and feeling well and that make it easier for everyone to live well and get the care they need.  The board also aims to reduce the health differences between poorer and better off groups across Swindon (health inequalities).

It is the responsibility of commissioners (who hold the budget) that their commissioning plans are supportive of the priorities identified in the JHWS and the local needs of our population and It is the responsibility of the Health and Wellbeing Board to ensure that they do.

To find out more about the Health and Wellbeing Board including its terms of references and to browse meeting agenda and minutes please visit its committee details page on the Borough website: https://ww5.swindon.gov.uk/moderngov/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=933

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

“A Vision for Health and Wellbeing in Swindon”

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: 2017-2022

Swindon’s Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory duty, outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012, to produce a JHWS informed by local need and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

The first Swindon Health and Wellbeing Strategy was developed in 2013 in conjunction with key partners and with extensive community
engagement involving a series of discussions and workshops to identify and agree our local priorities.

These priorities for Swindon have not changed and remain key to delivering the vision for Swindon that everyone in Swindon lives a safe, fulfilling and independent life and is supported by thriving and connected communities.

This 2017 – 2022 document is a refresh of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Swindon which sets out the vision and the long term improvements in local people’s health and wellbeing that we want to achieve in Swindon.

It also sets out our priorities for action and indicators that will help us measure progress. (See Appendix one for a summary table). The strategy will be monitored and reviewed by the Swindon Health and Wellbeing Board and reviewed annually informed by and reflecting the latest JSNA findings.

The JHWS can be downloaded here or accessed via the Borough website: http://www.swindon.gov.uk/healthandwellbeingstrategy

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: 2013-2016

The 2013-16 Strategy and Evaluation report can be downloaded here:

Better Care Fund

The Better Care Fund (BCF) is one of the most ambitious programmes across the NHS and local government to date.  It creates a local single pooled budget to incentivise the NHS and local government to work more closely together around people, placing their wellbeing as the focus of health and care services, and shifting resources into social care and community services for the benefit of the people, communities and health and care systems.

Our vision for the Swindon Better Care Fund builds on our successful integration and the Five Year Strategic Plan for Swindon and is informed by our JSNA and Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Find out more on the Better Care Fund page