Wandsworth Health and Care Plan

Health and care organisations in Wandsworth are working more closely together to make services better connected and more joined up through the Wandsworth Transformation Group.  

The NHS, Council, voluntary sector and Healthwatch have come together to look at what’s important for health and care in Wandsworth, what the challenges are and how, if different organisations work more closely together, we can make a difference.

We launched a joint Wandsworth Health and Care Plan for 2019-2021 to look at what’s important for the borough and set out initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing for residents of all ages.

The plan was developed in partnership with health and care frontline staff, local people and representatives from lots of different community organisations.

Find out more about how we’ve engaged with local people on our health and care plan for the borough of Wandsworth.

Our aspiration for the people of Wandsworth is that they start well, live well and age well. The priority areas for improvement are:

Start well

  • Childhood obesity
  • Children and young people’s mental health
  • Risky behaviours

Live well

  • Integration of physical and mental health resources 
  • Long term conditions – diabetes

Age well

  • Isolation
  • Dementia
  • Health and care integration

The plan focuses on prevention, joining up care where it is appropriate to deliver a better service and supporting and developing resilience in individuals and local communities.

The plan sets out that by the end of 2020 health and care organisations will:

  • Improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people by investing in new services, making it easier for young people to access support, and reducing waiting times – in particular, focusing on building emotional resilience and supporting BAME young people.
  • Support more people living with diabetes in community settings, enabling them to be supported closer to home. We will also double attendance at structured education programmes to improve patient confidence to self-manage and provide extra capacity at evening and weekends to improve uptake.
  • Improve the support we provide to the frailest older people in care homes at the end of their lives. For example, we will join up community services, including support for carers, and improve falls prevention services.

The plan also sets out initiatives for the following:

  • Reducing childhood obesity and risky behaviours
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing for adults
  • Supporting people living with dementia and reducing social isolation