Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Have your say on health and wellbeing

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


Your views are being sought on how the health and wellbeing needs of Stockton Borough residents will be met over the coming years.

A new strategy being developed by the Stockton-on-Tees Health and Wellbeing Board will focus on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities, and will also consider wider issues affecting health such as housing, education and the environment.

Stockton Council is inviting anyone interested in the health and wellbeing of those who live and work in the Borough to look at the draft strategy online and complete a questionnaire at www.stockton.gov.uk/healthstrategy

Public engagement events, open to all, will take place from 5.30-7.30 pm on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 7 August at Eaglescliffe Community Centre, Durham Lane, Eaglescliffe
  • Wednesday 8 August at Cowpen Training Centre, Hereford Terrace, Billingham
  • Tuesday 14 August at Stockton Central Library
  • Wednesday 22 August at Thornaby Pavilion leisure complex
  • The consultation closes on 25 August.

For any queries or to obtain a paper copy of the draft strategy or questionnaire, call (01642) 527054 or email [email protected]

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: "Our vision in this strategy is to prevent ill-health through all the things which affect people's wellbeing.

"The aim is to give every child the best start in life and enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and control over their lives. The strategy will help us develop healthy and sustainable places and communities with fair employment and good work for all, together with a healthy standard of living.

"Our focus will also be to reduce the health inequalities within our Borough."