Council seeks more views on city’s health vision for the future

The views of Nottingham’s African and Caribbean communities are being sought to help shape plans to improve the city’s health.

The City Council is currently undertaking a consultation to gather the public’s views before putting together its next Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This is a document which will set out targets and priorities for improving quality of life and tackling health inequalities.

Almost 500 people have already taken part in the consultation to say what areas of health provision are important to them, and a summary of the results can be found at http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/hwb

However, the Council would like to hear from more members of the African and Caribbean communities to ensure that their views are heard.

An event will take place at the African Caribbean National Artistic Centre, in Hungerhill Road, St Ann’s, on Thursday 28 January between 6pm and 8pm.

Councillor Alex Norris, Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health, said: “We’re really keen to hear as many views as possible as we look to put together this important document, which will set out our vision and priorities for health in the city for the next few years.

“I’m pleased that we’ve had close to 500 responses already but we are aware that we haven’t received many from the African and Caribbean communities and we’d like to change that. So, if you’re free on the 28th please come along and tell us what you think.

“Council officers will be on hand to discuss the strategy with you and listen to your views. It’s really important that we hear from as many people as possible before we shape our health plans for the coming years.”

If you would like to attend, please register by emailing your name and contact details to healthandwellbeing@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or call 0115 876 5726. Further details and joining instructions will be circulated to registered attendees closer to the time.

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