Living Well in Warwickshire - Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020-25

Closed 5 Jan 2021

Opened 23 Nov 2020

Feedback updated 18 Mar 2021

We asked

The Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board drafted a Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2020-2026, using findings from the most recent Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), a Covid-19 recovery survey and a health impact assessment (HIA). This consultation aimed to find out the views of statutory organisations, the community/ voluntary sector and Warwickshire residents, on the draft strategy

You said

The majority of respondents supported the three ambitions: 

  • Ambition 1: People will lead a healthy and independent life through encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyles and behaviours – 93% agreed
  • Ambition 2: People will be part of a strong community recognising the importance of education, employment, quality housing and leisure to provide good quality of life – 87% agreed
  • Ambition 3: People will have access to effective and sustainable services through the development of accessible, responsive and high-quality services – 90% agreed

The majority of respondents also supported the Board’s priorities for the next two years:

  • help people improve their mental health and wellbeing, particularly focusing on prevention and early intervention (69%)
  • help children and young people have the best start in life (63%)
  • reduce inequalities in health outcomes and the wider determinants of health (52%)

A number of respondents felt the strategy needed to better reflect the partnership approach to deliver.

Feedback from a focus group suggested that the need to work collaboratively with a wide range of diverse communities also needed to be included with the draft strategy.

We did

  • The draft strategy has been strengthened throughout to ensure a strong partnership presence that includes the voluntary and community sector (VCS).
  • A wider set of indicators have been included to monitor the direction of travel in order to reflect the partnership approach.
  • The strategy to reflect the ambition to work with all our communities and to ensure cultural competence in what we do has been amended.
  • Ambition 3 has been strengthened to reflect the fact that we are seeking to develop accessible, responsive and high-quality services that are designed in a way that seeks to reduce inequalities in health.
  • Following feedback that our ‘How will we know when we have got there’ section within the strategy on implementation and monitoring wasn’t clear enough, we have now strengthened this to emphasise that: 
  • Each Health and Wellbeing Partnership (HWP) in Warwickshire will develop an implementation plan with clear performance measures based around the four components of the population health framework
  • The HWP action plans will be tailored to meet the specific needs of each place and will routinely report to the HWB.
  • Local HWPs will work with the HWB Executive Group to ensure wider determinants and access to services are addressed collectively at a local level whilst contributing to the overall vision for the system.
  • We have also made it clearer that although we plan on reviewing our priorities after two years, as we are still yet to understand the full impact of the pandemic across all areas of health and wellbeing it may be necessary to review our priorities sooner.

All supporting documents of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be found at:

Results updated 18 Mar 2021

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy was considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board on March 3rd. If you woluld like to read the papers considered at the meeting including a report on the consultation feedback please click on this link. There is also a link from this webpage to a webcast of the meeting. 

Please note that the Health and Wellbeing Strategy now covers the period 2021-2026.



The Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board is committed to helping people be as well as possible. The Board (comprised of public and voluntary sector representatives from health and care, councils, the NHS and wider partners) helps to ensure people have access to information and services to enable them to make positive choices about their health. The Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out the Board’s ambitions and approach to make sure support is effective and available where it is most needed.  

We have drafted our Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2020-2025, using findings from our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and our recent Covid-19 recovery survey and health impact assessment (HIA). Our next step to shape the strategy further is to find out more about what you think of our proposals.

Please read the information below and click on the survey link at the bottom of this page. 

If you would like to complete an easy read version of this survey please click on this link: Draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy Easy Read Survey.

Why your views matter

This consultation is a chance for people to have a say about the draft strategy, its ambitions and priorities and our proposed ways of working. By completing the survey, people can let the Board know if we are focussing on the right aspects. People can also inform the Board about how and where messages should be delivered to best reach all Warwickshire communities.  

Overall health in Warwickshire is good compared with the rest of the country, but there are areas where improvements can be made. The demand for health and care services is increasing with a growing and ageing population. There are avoidable differences in health outcomes, often linked to lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity and smoking, which affect healthy life expectancy (see figure below). These inequalities in health are under-pinned by factors such as education, employment, housing and a healthy environment.Males in Warwickshire spend an average of 13.7 years in poor health, whilst women spend 17.3 years in poor health.

In Warwickshire, on average males spent 13.7 years of their lives in ill health, whilst females spend 17.3 years in ill health.


How to take part

The full consultation document can be downloaded below.

You can share your views in a number of ways:

  • Complete the survey below. If you would like to complete an easy read version of this survey please click on this link: Draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy Easy Read Survey.
  • Request a paper copy of the survey by telephone (01926 413087) or email  ( and return it to the postal address below. You can also request an alternative format or language this way.
  • Feed back to us directly by emailing us at or writing to us at:

                      Health and Wellbeing Strategy

                      Public Health Warwickshire, People Directorate

                      Warwickshire County Council

                      Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick  CV34 4UL

What happens next

This consultation has now closed and feedback is being analysed. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to share their views.


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