On Tuesday 13 March, our board member Sarah Cawthra gave a resident’s presentation at the Health and Wellbeing Board meeting (where she represents us). She talked about how difficult it is for someone with several existing conditions to keep active and maintain a healthy weight.
Our board members live in Camden and often present at meetings in the local community. They also attend meetings with local organisations so that they can listen to what service users think of Camden’s Health and social care provision – where they’re doing well and where they can improve.
Sarah talked about the following determinants of health: hereditary conditions, individual behaviours, social, economic and environmental factors to show how difficult it can be to keep healthy and the challenges faced.
That’s why it’s important for health service providers to cater for the needs of everyone in the local community. Services should be based on children, young people and adult’s needs and experiences and also be accountable to local people.
Sarah’s presentation looked at other issues such as how different forms of pollution, including light and noise can affect sleep patterns, which is a known factor in weight gain.
We aim to highlight health and social care issues that affect everyone in the local community. We’re keen to hear your thoughts on Camden’s health and social care provision, what do you like and where can it be improved?
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