The new Swindon Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2023-2033 has now been published. It sets out the vision of working together with the people of Swindon to prioritise the prevention of ill health and focus on reducing health inequalities. It considers the wide and complex range of influences on a person’s health and wellbeing, and seeks to increase the time that residents spend in good health. The three key priorities identified are: To improve mental
The findings from a recent qualitative evaluation of the ‘Dads at their Best’ service has been published. ‘Dads at their Best’ (DATB) began in April 2022 and it provides intensive support to first time young fathers and young fathers-to-be within the Swindon area. The DATB programme is funded by Swindon Borough Council. The long-term vision of DATB is to: Provide a permanent, sustainable, and embedded specialist service for young fathers in Swindon that improves outcomes
ONS released a census maps tool earlier this year which was updated last month to also show ten-year changes since census 2011. The tool can easily be “interrogated” to produce maps and allows the user to extract/download information on different topics down to a neighbourhood level. It can be accessed via the ONS website. More information with respect to its functionality along with some examples can be found here.