The Richmond 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.
This plan has been developed in partnership with local people, voluntary community groups, health and care partners.
Our aspiration for the people of Richmond is that they start well, live well and age well. The priority areas for improvement which the programme has identified are:
- Improve the mental wellbeing and resilience of children and young people
- Support children and young people with special educational needs, disabilities and complex health and care needs to flourish and be independent in their local communities
- Reduce obesity to improve the health of our children and young people
- Support people to stay healthy and manage their long-term health conditions
- Promote mental wellbeing and support those who experience poor mental health to avoid mental health crisis
- Reduce health inequalities for people with learning disabilities
- Encourage active, resilient and inclusive communities that promote healthy ageing and reduce loneliness and isolation
- Support people to live at home independently, for as long as possible including people with dementia
- Support people to plan for their final years so they have a dignified death in a place of their choice
Across all our work we have the following priorities
- Carers – improve support for unpaid carers. Recognise and value carers in their caring role and enable them to have a life outside of caring.
- Prevention – Work with and enable communities and individuals to lead healthy lives and have confidence to care for themselves and others