People in Kirklees are as well as possible for as long as possible
No matter where they live, we want people in Kirklees to be able to live their lives confidently, in better health and for longer. Preventing problems and supporting people early will help people choose healthy lifestyles and increase physical and mental health and wellbeing.
What we're aiming to achieve
- People have access to opportunities to improve their health and wellbeing.
- A joined-up health and care system in Kirklees.
- Support, help and advice for people in the communities where they live.
- Protection of the public's health through education, support and interventions.
Priorities for action
Tracking our progress:
- Healthy life expectancy.
Wellness in the Woods
Wellness in the Woods is a project led by Community Links and funded by Community Plus; it is a partnership between Eden's Forest and CLEAR (Community Links, Engagement and Recovery) Service. Wellness in the Woods focuses on living well, kindness and ensuring the engagement and well-being of the citizens of Kirklees. The project offers clients the opportunity to learn new skills, connect with nature, to make new friends and to take time for themselves, all with the aim of improving their overall wellness. From October 2020 - April 2021, while the country was in lockdown, Wellness in the Woods delivered 2,436 client contact hours out in nature, with 44 CLEAR clients taking part in the project.