Have your say about the new Shropshire Council Bus Strategy
Public transport provides access to essential services, including those more vulnerable and living in rural areas. Shropshire Council is facing considerable challenges and needs to set a strategy which ensures available budgets are spent in line with clearly defined local bus priorities.
Shropshire Council is currently asking for peoples’ views on a new bus strategy. This proposes a number of objectives and priorities which will determine how budgets are allocated across countywide services and provide a robust process for decision making.
The strategy and a link to the public online survey can be viewed here
The deadline for completed surveys is Monday 13th February 2017
Primary Care needs assessment questionnaire
You are invited to take part in a short online survey about GP services in Shropshire. Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group will use the feedback to help design and deliver the right services in the community. To take part click here.
Shropshire Council's public health team has helped to launch the national One You campaign, to support adults across the county to stay well for as long as possible. The campaign, led by Public Health England, aims to help adults avoid future diseases caused by modern lifestyles, doubling the chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond. The campaign will also help adults in Shropshire move more, eat well, drink less and be smoke free, as well as providing information on how to reduce stress levels and sleep better. Click here to take the free One You health quiz, "How Are You?" This quiz will provide personalised recommendations based on your results, and offer help to take action where needed.
Healthwatch Shropshire is involved in the NHS FutureFit programme which is looking at the future of acute and community hospitals in Shropshire, Telfore & Wrekin and mid Wales. For more information see their website or follow them on Twitter @NHSFutureFit. If you would like to be involved please contact us to discuss the opportunities available.
Shropshire Health & Wellbeing Board
Because physical inactivity is a problem that is going to get worse, nationally we all have a role to play. Public Health England have published 'Everybody Active Everyday', a plan and guidance report, which outlines how we can all be more active. Given that the voluntary sector plays a vital role in the lives of individuals and communities every day, Public Health England have highlighted actions specific to the voluntary sector in making an inactive society more active. Click here to follow the link.
The above publication gives clear actions to take in order to encourage people to be more physically active. In November 2014 the Health and Wellbeing Board agreed that 2015 be the Year of Physical Activity, with the objective of increasing people's awareness of the importance of physical activity to overall health and wellbeing and in doing so creating a more physically active Shropshire. A Physical Activity Strategy is currently in production, highlighting 'Everybody Active Everyday' actions being taken across Shropshire. They would like to highlight the good things being done within our voluntary sector to promote a physically active society both now and in the future. As a result a survey has been created to ask organisations in the voluntary and community sector what they are already doing to include physical activity within their services and workplace. If you're a voluntary organisation and would like to contribute to this strategy please click on survey to complete.