Healthy Happy Stockport
Good health and wellbeing can make a real difference to your quality of life, whoever you are, whatever your background. Having fun and keeping well, with opportunities to contribute to your local community are all important in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.
Stockport is committed to services and activities that promote healthy lifestyles and aim to increase choice and independence for everyone. The following information to Stockport’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been developed in partnership with local residents, community organisations and health and social care services working in Stockport. The full strategy sets out the shared priorities for improving health and wellbeing in Stockport over the next three years and can be viewed online at www.stockport.gov.uk/hwbstrategy
Children and families
All children and young people should have the opportunity to...
*Have a healthy start in life
*Be safe from harm
*Grow up to be confident in themselves and feel good about themselves
*Learn about good health and wellbeing
*Enjoy and do well at school
Leisure, activity and healthy weight
By working together we can make sure everyone at any age...
*Has the opportunity to have fun and be active
*Can enjoy walking and the outdoors
*Can eat healthily on a budget
*Has the chance to grow, buy and cook healthy food
Make time and space to...
*Turn to other people for support when you need it
*Talk to friends and family
*Get involved and connect with others
Understand how alcohol affects our health and wellbeing...
*Cut back if you drink a lot of alcohol
*Find other ways to unwind and relieve stress
*Believe that you can change, with help if you need it
Prevention and maximising independence for everyone
We all need the opportunity to build a healthy, happy and independent life...
*Know what keeps you well
*Support people who are caring for others
*Know your own body, do regular self-checks
*Increase choice and control for people with disabilities
*Attend your health checks and screening appointments
*Use preventative health,social care and support services in the community
*Don’t miss out on immunisations and vaccinations
*Offer a real choice of housing and support
Healthy ageing and quality of life
Respect each other regardless of age...
*Value the role and experience of older people
*Be a good friend and neighbour and look out for each other, especially people living alone
*Support local communities to provide more social opportunities and networks
*Help everyone to feel safe and well moat home and in the community
For more information:
Stockport Council- information and advice about social care, including getting support
Health- information on health conditions, treatments and local services
FLAG- information, advice and support with health and social care issues
Healthwatch Stockport- have your say in improving health and social care services
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