Health and Wellbeing
In general, Haverhill residents enjoy better health than the Suffolk or national averages, and are less likely to be affected by life-limiting disability or illness.
However, as the data shows, there are particular issues with lifestyle-related conditions, such as obesity and lung cancer. ONE Haverhill
Partnership is therefore committed to improving the health outcomes for Haverhill residents in these areas.
The Health and Wellbeing task and finish group works across organisational boundaries and in partnership with other organisations in the interest of patients, local communities and the wider population.
We are committed to working jointly with local authorities and a wide range of other private, public and third sector organisations at local levels to provide and deliver improvements in health and well-being in Haverhill.
What are we planning to do?
Lifestyle-related health issues can be significantly improved through non-medical interventions relating to healthy living.
ONE Haverhill Partnership is therefore proposing to focus attention on the following two actions:
- The continued promotion of a ‘social prescribing’ health project in the town – LifeLink.
- Co-ordinating the promotion of physical activity and health initiatives in Haverhill.
What outcomes do we want to see?
- Improved health and wellbeing.
- More self-management of health and wellbeing by Haverhill residents.
- An increase in the number of people reporting they have achieved more exercise each week by taking part in an array of physical activities.
- A reduction in GP and hospital visits and prescriptions issued.
- A more resilient voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and more joint working between statutory and voluntary organisations.
The ONE Haverhill Partnership Task Groups are set up to focus on key priorities within designated themes. Members of each task group work closely to achieve positive outcomes for the town.