Residents urged to air their views on plans to improve health and wellbeing in Bridlington

A group of East Riding public service organisations is currently working together to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in and around Bridlington.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 12:02 am
John Skidmore, director of adults, health and customer services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

As part of the work, the East Riding Place Partnership is encouraging people to get involved, join the conversation, and have their say on the plans.

Plans that have been drawn up focus on six specific areas: Education, schools and workforce, transport, digital opportunities, diagnostics, communities along with estates and assets.

John Skidmore, director of adults, health and customer services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: “Our ambition is for everyone to have the same opportunities to lead a healthy life, no matter where they live or who they are.

“We understand that creating a healthy wellbeing society depends on many elements including; quality health and social care, jobs for local people, decent housing, a thriving community that prevents people becoming isolated and great educational opportunities.

“We recognise that places and communities have a critical role to play in how we shape and improve Bridlington

“We want to create a neighbourhood where we can support and encourage people to take control of the choices they make in living their lives.

“To help people to look after themselves, adopt a healthier lifestyle; improve their wellbeing, and later in life, to stay well for longer, and when unwell have the opportunity to stay in their home for longer and to stay in work for longer.

“This is why we want everyone to come together to help get this right to make sure Bridlington and surrounding villages become more productive and prosperous.”

Tracey Craggs, director integrated commissioning and transformation from East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group said: “From a health perspective our focus is to address health inequalities and deprivation in Bridlington to help improve people’s overall wellbeing. From an economic view we want to encourage people to live and work in the area to ensure Bridlington continues to thrive and prosper.

“This is a great opportunity for all partners to come together, join-up our resources and make them work more efficiently for local residents. Where it is safe to do so, our proposals will help to provide a greater range of services that are closer to people’s homes, in the community.”

Bridlington residents can read more about the proposed plans by visiting healthybridlington.co.uk.

There is also a five-minute survey available for everyone to give their views by visiting www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HealthyBridlington2021.