Shared outcomes and key priorities
The Kirklees Health and Wellbeing Strategy will focus on 4 of the Kirklees shared outcomes for people of all ages who live, work or study in Kirklees.
- Best Start - Children have the best start in life
- Well - People in Kirklees are as well as possible for as long as possible
- Independent - People in Kirklees live independently and have control over their lives
- Shaped by people - We make our places what they are
These outcomes are influenced by the other 4 shared outcomes: Safe and Cohesive; Achievement; Economic; Clean and Green, and in delivering the KHWS we can make a significant contribution to those other 4 shared outcomes.
Our 3 priorities
Our 6 key factors
The 'rainbow model' which is our model for making a difference, shows that there is a relationship between a person and a wide range of factors and that these factors will be different for people at different stages of their life. Through the engagement activity to refresh the KHWS, 6 key factors emerged as ones which we need to pay particular attention to.
Poverty is the most significant factor impacting on the health and wellbeing of people who are experiencing it.
There are many dimensions to poverty including income, food, fuel, credit and debt, financial literacy, digital, housing and many others.
We want to ameliorate the impact and stigma around poverty by ensuring all plans consider the impact of poverty
Inequalities are avoidable unfair differences in health and wellbeing between people of different social groups. Inclusion is what allows people to feel comfortable and confident to be themselves, living, working and studying in a way that suits them and delivers the outcomes we want to achieve. Inclusion helps ensure that everyone feels valued and adds value.
We will put tackling inequalities and promoting inclusion at the heart of everything we do.
- Reality: One person gets more than is needed, while the others get less than is needed. Thus a huge disparity is created.
- Equality: The assumption is that everyone benefits from the same support. This is considered to be equal treatment.
- Equity: Everyone gets the support they need, which produces equity.
- Justice: Everyone is in the same situation without support or accommodations because the cause(s) of the inequity was addressed. The systemic barrier has been removed.
- Inclusion: Everyone is included and no one is left on the outside. The barriers have been removed and everyone feels valued and involved.
We want everyone to be able to take part in making the places where they live, work or study better, through:
- People taking pride in improving things and feeling inspired to take part, because they believe it's worthwhile and that something positive will come out of it
- People having the confidence to get involved and to tackle local issues together and getting the support they need to make things happen
- People feeling included, respected, listened to and able to contribute, and feeling selfworth from working together and helping each other
- People feeling connected to others and really getting to know people in their communities
Digital technologies have changed all our lives, and there is huge potential to harness this to improve health and wellbeing.
- We want people to have the option, and the skills and resources, to use digital tools to improve their health and wellbeing, and feel more in control of their own health and wellbeing
- We will keep information safe, only sharing it to improve the support we offer to improve people's health and wellbeing
- We will continue to offer non digital alternatives
Where we live significantly affects our health and wellbeing - both by the physical nature of our accommodation and how secure and happy we feel in the place we call home.
- We want everyone to live in good housing that is affordable, warm, safe and stable, and that meets their diverse needs and helps them connect to community, work and services
Local partners have declared a climate emergency because we must all take urgent action to improve and protect our environment. We will focus on:
- Mitigation by dramatically reducing carbon emissions
- Adaptation to climate change to reduce the potential impacts of flooding, storms and higher temperature
We will use these 6 key factors to support with the delivery of the KHWS priorities and the supporting strategies and plans.