Public health vision, policies and reports
We work with a range of organisations to reduce health inequalities within Westminster.
Published: 4 January 2021
Last updated: 17 March 2022
We have a vision that everyone in Westminster is able to be well, stay well, and live well.
Our focus is on:
- Reducing childhood obesity and increasing the number of children that leave school with a healthy weight.
- Promoting the importance of the wider benefits of good health and wellbeing especially work and overcoming mental and physical health barriers to employment.
- Designing and delivering services that have the biggest impact on prevention, early intervention and early help where needed, with a particular focus on dementia. We aim to reduce stigma and fear by creating dementia-friendly communities, which support and include people with the condition and their carers.
- Working with partners to ensure that housing provision supports a healthy and independent lifestyle. To ensure the most vulnerable have safe housing and reducing homelessness.
- Improving mental wellbeing by promoting self-care and pointing to preventative and joined up services.
- Providing public health services to the highest possible standards, in terms of outcomes, and an equal service for all.
Annual Report 2021
The Annual Public Health Report for 2021 shares some of what we know about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and wellbeing of local residents and communities.
It makes recommendations for focussing on groups with the greatest needs, continuing to consult residents on their health and wellbeing to direct our effort, and innovating by co-designing campaigns and actions to bring us closer to the communities we serve.