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Your spotlight on local services

Cheshire West and Chester Council begin Health Improvement Strategy consultation


This is your opportunity to help shape the Cheshire West and Chester Health Improvement Strategy 2018-2022.


This strategy sets the Council's plans to support better health and wellbeing over the next five years in the areas of:

  • Eat Well, Be Active
  • Tobacco control (stop smoking)
  • Alcohol harm reduction
  • Drug misuse
  • Sexual health and wellbeing

Vision for this strategy:

To reduce health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of people in the borough, enabling residents to live more fulfilling, independent and healthy lives by working with communities and residents to improve opportunities for all to have a healthy, safe, and fulfilling life.

Supporting everyone to live well is good for health and wellbeing, both now and into the future. This is true, regardless of age or existing health problems.

The individual chapters in the strategy have grown out of a shared understanding of where our main challenges lie, what needs to change and the best ways of enabling healthier choices.

The chapters also reflect the collective expertise and perspectives of a wide range of partners. The Council recognise that the biggest impacts come from working together in partnership across communities, statutory organisations, and the voluntary and faith sectors.

The plans will be used to guide our health improvement initiatives, to shape the design and delivery of services, and to focus our energies on reducing differences in health across Cheshire West and Chester's communities.

How to get involved:

This twelve week consultation closes on 27 March 2018.

You can give your response to one, some or all of the individual chapters.

There are several different ways to have your say:

  • Online survey
  • To request a paper copy of the Health Improvement Strategy or a questionnaire, please get in touch by email, phone or letter (see details below)
  • Email: publichealth@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01244 977020 and ask to speak to a member of the Public Health Team
  • Write to: Public Health Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council, 4 Civic way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE

Attend a consultation event

These will take place on:

  • 22 February at Lions Saltworks in Northwich
  • 1 March at HQ Building in Chester

You can register your interest online to attend a consultation event:

Register online

Alternatively, contact the Public Health team using the details above.

How your feedback will be used

When the consultation responses have been analysed, we will write a short report reflecting the main themes. This will be available on the Council's website.

The Council and its partners will consider the outcome of the consultation at a Health and Wellbeing Board meeting (a meeting in public). It is anticipated that this meeting will take place in Spring 2018.

Further information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter: