We’ve brought together health, social care, housing, police, voluntary and community, and district and borough partners to co-create conditions to enable everyone in East Surrey to improve their own health and wellbeing.
We aim to promote well-being and intervene at the earliest possible stage to radically turn the tide in healthcare away from reactive services that focus on ill-health, and towards health creation – for example by reducing social isolation, improving physical activity levels, promoting inter-generational activities and utilising green social prescribing initiatives. The programme is guided by population health data, wider determinants of health data and community engagement to determine local needs.
Growing Health Together
How the Growing Health Together programme is bringing together health, social care, housing, police, voluntary and community, and district and borough partners to co-create conditions to enable everyone in East Surrey to improve their own health and wellbeing.
Prevention and Communities: one year on, 2022/23
The local system is under growing pressure. East Surrey Place is working with district and boroughs, local partner organisations, general practices, voluntary sector organisations, communities, and residents to find ways to transform and make the system sustainable for the future.
The Prevention and Communities priority is a key part of the answer, by shifting the investment more into prevention given that a huge burden of ill health is avoidable (Hewitt review report). This can only be done through a system wide approach which focuses on a radical upgrade on prevention working in collaboration with partner organisations, moving away for operating with siloed budgets and recognising the role of the community and residents into system change.
The focus of this report is to review key health creation and preventative initiatives that have supported local outcomes. In addition, this review provides robust evidence of effectiveness at a local level followed with some economic modelling examples via the Growing Health Together programme and examples across the country.