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How can we make Leeds a healthy, caring city?

There’s nothing more important than our individual and collective health and wellbeing. The way we enable and encourage one another to live healthy lives says a lot about us. That’s why we have an ambition in Leeds to be the best city for health and wellbeing in the UK.

In a city as big as Leeds, no one organisation can make it happen, so it’s really important we all work together with the same priorities to achieve the same outcomes. To guide us, Leeds has one health and wellbeing strategy for all of us.

It sets the vision that Leeds will be a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest. It is led by the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board, and it is there for everyone in the city – everyone has a stake in it.

The first Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy ran from 2013-2015. In that time, a lot was achieved but a lot has changed.  It’s the right time to look to the future now, as we respond to challenges like our ageing population and meeting growing demand.

So Leeds is developing a new strategy that will set its vision and priorities for health and wellbeing for the next five years. We’ve used what people have told us so far and what we know about the issues facing us all, to propose the outcomes and priority themes that will shape it.

More detail to describe some of this is available in the document ‘Writing the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21‘. To help, a one page guide has been produced about what the new strategy will include, you can see it below.


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Based on what is in this, we asked the people of Leeds their thoughts on what was proposed in the document.

The opportunity to contribute at this stage ran until the 5th February 2016. Feedback was collected and will help shape the final strategy, which will be shared in Spring 2016. Watch this space for updates!

Want to find out more?

A look back at the first Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy, 2013-2015

Writing the new Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy, 2016-2021

One page guide: Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy, 2016-2021