Lancashire Public Health Report 2011. Addressing Health Inequalities. Background. Purpose of the report: To set out the main causes of health inequalities in Lancashire To make recommendations to partners about the action needed for health equity. Health inequalities in Lancashire.
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Addressing Health Inequalities
6. Mental health programmes reviewed to ensure they address timely identification of mental health problems in workplace and meet needs of those not in employment
7. Develop multi agency strategy to optimise healthy working practices
8. Existing healthy workplace schemes should be retained during the reform and should be targeted at employers within sectors with the highest risk of redundancies and worklessness
9. Existing work and health initiatives should be reviewed and a common approach to delivery should be agreed and commissioned across the county
5. Learning, culture and arts opportunities should be integrated into social prescribing schemes and extended across the county
6. Develop and implement a youth employment and employability strategy for Lancashire
7. Social landlords should include training as part of resident involvement in decision making
8. Community growing schemes should be extended across the county to encourage the development of new skills
9. Schools should integrate the Five Ways to Wellbeing into the curriculum
10. Employers should recognise skills gained by informal opportunities
8. Screening for tobacco and alcohol use should be integrated into health service delivery and targets re completeness of data included in contracts
9. Service evaluation/ monitoring should include information to assess acceptability and effectiveness
10. Intelligence-led social marketing approaches should be undertaken
11. Media campaigns re tobacco and alcohol should be evaluated for their effectiveness and sustained or scaled up as appropriate
12. Partners should contribute to the delivery of alcohol and tobacco elements of Children and Young People’s Plan (2011-2014)
13. Local partnerships should maintain and strengthen advocacy and lobbying in relation to minimum unit pricing for alcohol and increasing taxation on tobacco
14. North of England 'Tackling Illicit Tobacco for Better Health Programme' should be sustained and supported locally.
VCFS in Lancashire offers wide range of social support for children and young people:
Councils and VCFS provide social support for adults:
and at risk of becoming vulnerable