‘Healthy and Happy Communities’, Devon’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2020 to 2025 was published by the Devon Health and Wellbeing Board in October 2019. This strategy sets priorities and overall direction for the Devon Health and Wellbeing Board and local health, care and wellbeing organisations. The strategy can be accessed below in the following formats.
Previous versions of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy can be accessed below:
This section includes details other strategies which have an impact on health and wellbeing in Devon. The strategies included in this section are broad and county-wide in their scope and provide part of the evidence base for the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. More detailed strategies, needs assessments and reports on individual health and wellbeing topics can be found in the Health and Wellbeing Library.
Devon County Council: Better Together
‘Better Together’ sets out a vision for 2020 and beyond for the County Council detailing how the council will work with partners to help people and communities control their own future. The document sets out plans to address the aims of being healthy, connected, safe, prosperous and resilient. Underlying this vision is the need for collaboration (working with the public and other organisations to achieve the best outcomes), being enterprising (achieving good value and working efficiently and effectively), and being innovative (working in new and flexible ways).
Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan
The Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) sets out plans to improve health and care services for people across Devon in a sustainable way. Health and care organisations as well as local authorities across Devon have been working together to create the shared five-year vision to meet the increasing health and care needs of the population whilst ensuring services are sustainable and affordable. The STP provides the framework within which detailed proposals for how services across Devon will develop – between now and 2020/21.
The Devon STP Suicide Prevention Strategic Statement and the Devon Suicide Prevention Implementation plan set out local steps to prevent suicide and make Devon a place where people do not consider suicide as a solution to the challenges they face.