Delivering Surrey's Health and Wellbeing Strategy

‘Tackling the wider determinants of health to address the root causes of poorer health and wellbeing’.

Surrey’s Health and Wellbeing strategy, originally published in 2019, was refreshed in 2021 in response to COVID-19, to ensure it had a greater focus on reducing health inequalities so no-one is left behind. This is our overarching strategy for Surrey which all partners have signed up to.

You can read the refreshed Surrey Health and Wellbeing Strategy on the Health Surrey website.

Addressing the wider determinants of health and working with communities (collaborating, co-designing and co-producing) so they can lead the way is now recognised as key in achieving our aim.

The strategy focuses around three key principles:

  1. Priority One: Supporting people to lead a healthy life
  2. Priority Two: Supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of people
  3. Priority Three: Supporting people to reach their potential

As part of the refresh, the following priority populations were identified – communities of identity and geography which are often overlooked and currently most at risk of experiencing poor health outcomes – and who we are committed to working more closely with as we implement our strategy and plans.

  • Carers and young carers
  • Looked after children and adults with care experience
  • Children with additional needs and disabilities
  • Adults with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • People with long term health conditions, disabilities or sensory impairment
  • Black and minority ethnic groups
  • Gypsy, Roma, Traveller community
  • Young people out of work
  • People experiencing domestic abuse
  • People with serious mental illness
  • People with drug and alcohol problems
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People living in geographical areas that experience the poorest health outcomes
  • Children with additional needs and disabilities