Healthy Lifestyle Services Review

Closed 31 Oct 2014

Opened 4 Feb 2014

Feedback updated 11 Aug 2015

We asked

Outline Birmingham City Council would like your views on our lifestyle services, which includes: a. Stop Smoking services b. NHS Health Checks c. Healthy Eating/Weight Management d. Physical Activity e. Health Trainers The focus of this engagement exercise is to enable you to outline what works well and how we could improve our services in the future.

You said

Your (636) responses were gratefully received and will form part of the decision making process

We did

This consultation formed part of a larger project and filtered into decisions made and recommendations for changes to take place. For further information please email: birminghamlifestyles@birmingham.gov.uk

Overview

Outline

Birmingham City Council would like your views on our lifestyle services, which includes:
a. Stop Smoking services
b. NHS Health Checks
c. Healthy Eating/Weight Management
d. Physical Activity
e. Health Trainers


The focus of this engagement exercise is to enable you to outline what works well and how we could improve our services in the future. We are just beginning a full review and your comments will help us decide how to improve things. Regardless if you have or have not used our lifestyle services before we would like to know what you think to allow us to make improvements. There will be formal consultation events on any proposed changes, but your early engagement will help develop initial proposals and service delivery models. This is in addition to the budget consultation that will also influence future commissioning models.
 

Core purpose

To help people live healthier for longer by addressing the factors that influence their health and wellbeing and simplify the referral pathway for people with multiple needs to access services.


Introduction

The transfer of a number of significant Public Health responsibilities to Birmingham City Council as a result of the Health & Social Care Act 2012, together with the establishment of the Health & Wellbeing Board provide an opportunity to review and refresh the local strategic approach to commissioning lifestyle services.

The traditional approach to improving lifestyles in the City has been to focus on individual service areas that do not necessarily complement each other.  This has led to specific programmes for stopping smoking, healthy weight and others.  In the more deprived areas of Birmingham many of these programmes and services target the same groups(s) of people (e.g. a person that is quitting smoking may also benefit from physical activity or weight management services).  Moving towards an integrated approach that helps people tackle different issues may help ensure services are more easily accessible.

Overwhelming evidence suggests that people find lifestyle changes incredibly hard to make, particularly if there are other underlying basic social needs that have not been addressed or a person experiences poor mental wellbeing.  Therefore it is important to ensure that services are easily accessible and address the barriers that our diverse Birmingham population faces.


The review process

For the purposes of the review, ‘lifestyle services’ include the following:
a. Stop Smoking services
b. NHS Health Checks programme
c. Healthy Eating/Weight Management
d. Physical Activity
e. Health Trainers


It is important to gain a broader understanding of the service from both a providers and the service user’s perspective to help ensure our future model is reflective of the local need. Please help us by letting us know your thoughts on current lifestyle services and what you think is important for the future by answering the online questionnaire.

Areas

  • ACOCKS GREEN
  • ASTON
  • BARTLEY GREEN
  • BILLESLEY
  • BORDESLEY GREEN
  • BOURNVILLE
  • BRANDWOOD
  • CITY CENTRE
  • CITY-WIDE
  • EDGBASTON
  • ERDINGTON
  • HALL GREEN
  • HANDSWORTH WOOD
  • HARBORNE
  • HODGE HILL
  • KINGS NORTON
  • KINGSTANDING
  • LADYWOOD
  • LONGBRIDGE
  • LOZELLS AND EAST HANDSWORTH
  • MOSELEY AND KINGS HEATH
  • NECHELLS
  • NORTHFIELD
  • OSCOTT
  • PERRY BARR
  • QUINTON
  • SELLY OAK
  • SHARD END
  • SHELDON
  • SOHO
  • SOUTH YARDLEY
  • SPARKBROOK
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • STECHFORD AND YARDLEY NORTH
  • STOCKLAND GREEN
  • SUTTON FOUR OAKS
  • SUTTON NEW HALL
  • SUTTON TRINITY
  • SUTTON VESEY
  • TYBURN
  • WASHWOOD HEATH
  • WEOLEY

Audiences

  • All residents
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Minority Ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • Children
  • Council tenants
  • Women
  • Councillors/MPs/MEPs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people
  • Children in Care/looked after
  • Gypsies/Travellers
  • Internet users
  • Parents/Carers/Guardians
  • Older people
  • Patients
  • People with Disabilities
  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Men
  • Students
  • Visitors/tourists
  • Homeless
  • Offenders
  • People‚Äôs panel
  • Victims of Crime
  • Cyclists
  • Motor Vehicle Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Local Residents
  • Age All
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Businesses
  • Faith groups
  • Community groups
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Staff
  • Service user groups
  • Newly arrived groups

Interests

  • Care & Support for Adults
  • Children & Young People
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Health Services
  • Health Conditions
  • Health Information