The Kingston Health and Care Plan describes our vision, priorities and actions to meet the health and care needs of local people and deliver improvements in their health and wellbeing.
This two-year plan focuses on actions which no single organisation can achieve alone: where health, social care and the voluntary sector working together has maximum impact. This plan should be read in the context of our other local health and care strategies.
The plan has been developed in partnership with local people, voluntary community groups, health and care partners. It was published in August 2019, prior to Kingston CCG merging with the other five south west London borough commissioners to form NHS South West London CCG on 1 April 2020.
Our aspiration for the people of Kingston is that they start well, live well and age well. The priority areas for improvement which the programme has identified are:
- Maximise the mental wellbeing and resilience of our children and young people
- Improve the health of children and young people with a focus on tackling childhood obesity
- Give children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities opportunities to flourish and be independent
- Support people to have good physical and mental health and prevent ill health
- Support people to manage long-term conditions
- Reduce health inequalities for those with poor health
- Maximise people’s independence and resilience to enable them to live well at home where that is their choice
- Reduce loneliness and isolation for everyone particularly older people and their carers
- Enable people to live and end the last years of their life well
Across all our work we have the following priorities
- Create environments and enable communities and individuals to lead healthy lives and be confident in their ability to care for themselves and others
- Act on the wider determinants of health to improve people’s lives
- Recognise and value carers, support them in their caring role and enable them to have a life outside of caring