Health & Social Care

OUR VISION FOR BETTER HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

We recognise that our quality of life for people or all ages is about much more that just jobs and earnings potential. To enhance our standard of living, therefore, we will:

1. Encourage voluntary schemes such as the “Mile a Day” programme and “Healthy Streets” initiative to increase levels of physical activity amongst children and young people

2. Control the advertising and sale of “fast food” and alcohol in close proximity to schools. We will also work with local schools to encourage a “Stub It Out” campaign, discouraging smoking on and around school premises

3. Consider ways to promote and support partnerships between health services and local sports & leisure services in order to promote greater adult participation in physical activity

4. Combat loneliness. Work with older people and a range of community groups to ensure that after retirement men and women remain fully engaged in the social, economic and cultural life of our communities.

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