The Community Development Strategy for Health and Wellbeing has been developed jointly by the Health and Social Care Board and the Public Health Agency. The main purpose of the strategy is to recognise and support the important and pivotal role that community development plays in improving health and wellbeing. The HSCB and PHA want to see strong, resilient communities where everyone has good health and wellbeing – places where people look out for each other and have community pride in where they live. We seek to narrow the gap in health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of the population. This means working to address the determinants of ill health and reducing risk factors, including those associated with poverty and social exclusion, and this can only be achieved in partnership with the community.
The strategy was influenced by a widespread consultation in 2011 - details available here - during which over 300 individuals and organisations attended workshops and 60 written responses were received.
The following documents are attached below:
- Community Development Strategy - Consultation Responses
- Community Development Strategy - Executive Summary
- Community Development Action Plan
- Community Development Strategy
- Community Development Strategy - Performance Management Framework
Format A4, PDF, 38pp, document
Target group Community organisations, HSC personnel, wider community.