Making a wider impact
As a collaboration we are more than just a provider of care and services, we hold a much wider role in ensuring the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of all our local communities.
We believe we have a huge opportunity to contribute both to improving population health and well-being, whilst also tackling the wider socio-economic determinants of health, including child poverty, substance misuse and economic exclusion, that have such an impact on the communities that we serve.
We are already taking positive steps towards increasing employment opportunities for local people in the health and care system. We are working with local schools and colleges so that our young people aren’t driven to leave the area to build their careers by increasing volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities to support them into work.
"We are committed to playing our part in tackling climate change and carbon reduction"
As a health and care system we are committed to developing a consistent approach with our partners in the public and voluntary sectors to sustainability, recycling, improving air quality and carbon reduction, as well as increasing access to green spaces. We have joined a cross-sector coalition working to enable our region to become England’s greenest region by 2030.