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The Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which aims to improve the lives of people in Gloucestershire.

Our vision is that Gloucestershire is a place where everyone can live well, be healthy and thrive. We think that focusing on these priorities is the best way to achieve this:

  • physical activity;
  • adverse childhood experiences;
  • mental wellbeing;
  • social isolation and loneliness;
  • healthy lifestyles;
  • early years and best start in life; and
  • housing.

Click here to read the updated strategy online or download a copy to print.


The strategy has been developed in four main stages with community and wider stakeholder engagement at each stage. We are now at the forth stage and would welcome your views.

Stage 1: Understanding the landscape

There has been a wealth of previous engagement and consultation about health and wellbeing with various populations within Gloucestershire. Findings from a wide range of these were assessed to help build an understanding about what people have already told us. Mental health, loneliness and social and community connections were key themes.

Stage 2: Informing the priority setting

Through workshops and structured interviews, we encouraged residents to consider their top three priorities in maintaining positive health and wellbeing. This helped to inform the priority setting process.

Stage 3: Developing a better understanding of the priorities

This was an opportunity to feed back to communities the priorities that had been chosen and start to understand some more detail about how they viewed these priorities. This gave us better insight into what people view are the strengths and opportunities around the priorities and some examples of positive practice.

Stage 4: Checking that we got the final Strategy right

This final stage involved more engagement to check that the strategy reflects what we have heard throughout the earlier stages.

Thank you to those who took the time to respond to the draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

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