Priority Four: Strong and Supportive Communities

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·         Suicide rates in Devon are consistently above the national average.

·         There is a smaller gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived communities in Devon than nationally.

·         Self-reported wellbeing in Devon tends to be better than the national average.

·         The proportion stating that they have as much social contact as they would like is above the national average.

·         Quality of life for carers is in line with the national average.

·         Devon had similar levels of people with learning disabilities in stable and appropriate accommodation than the national average, but lower rates for people with mental health issues.

Example of success
·         Protected characteristics are explicitly covered in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender health needs assessment has been published.