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Ambition

Let's be ambitious and make Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing.

Our Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out the vision for Leeds. It invites everyone to play an active part in making Leeds a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest.

Our ambition can be captured in a simple statement of intent:

In Leeds, as we grow up and as we grow old, the people around us, the places we live in, the work we do , the way we move, and the type of support we receive, will all keep us healthier for longer. We will build resilience, live happier, healthier lives, do the best for one another and provide the best care possible to be the best city for health and wellbeing.

Achieving consistently high quality care for everyone, responding to demographic shifts and achieving long-term financial sustainability across the health and care system means change is needed. The Leeds Health and Care Plan sets out the areas we need to focus on to give us the best chance of success.

We have huge amounts working in our favour; our decision making bodies are working more closely than ever before; we have a thriving third sector and inspiring community assets; we have clear ideas of what change is needed and steps are made with collective action. Most importantly, however, we have you – the citizens of Leeds. You have an important part to play in helping the city achieve its ambition to be the best city for health and wellbeing.

These assets and strengths are reaping great rewards and Leeds now ranks highest amongst the Core Cities according to analysis from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing (2017). This is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence across our city. These results clearly reflect our city’s approach of ‘working with’ others to create effective and local solutions that really work.