Our vision is a city where people have an equal chance of a healthy life.
To achieve this, we want to:
- Find out what matters to local people and influence and improve health and care services
- Involve those who often aren’t heard
- Help make Sheffield a healthy city to live in
We recognise that health inequalities in Sheffield are stark and that the Covid-19 pandemic has moved us further away from equity. We also recognise that health is not just about the provision of services, but shaped by our lives – our work (paid and voluntary), our environment, our homes, and our education. Social factors have the greatest impact on people’s health, and in many ways these experiences are unequal.
This will be the lens through which we do our work – promoting voice, experience and involvement as central to understanding and addressing health inequalities. It is the theme which cuts across all of our strategic aims.