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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: 12 January 2021

Our vision

We have a vision that everyone in Westminster is able to be well, stay well, and live well.

Our focus is on:

  1. Reducing childhood obesity and increasing the number of children that leave school with a healthy weight.
  2. Promoting the importance of the wider benefits of good health and wellbeing especially work and overcoming mental and physical health barriers to employment.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Improving mental wellbeing by promoting self-care and pointing to preventative and joined up services.
  6. Providing public health services to the highest possible standards, in terms of outcomes, and an equal service for all.

Annual report and policies

For many young people, growing up in the city offers a rich and diverse experience with access to a wide range of opportunities. However, many young people will also face challenges to their health and wellbeing.

The 2017-18 annual report focuses on a number of these challenges and describes some of the lived experiences of 14-25 year olds growing up in Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea.