In my role as Chairman of NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, I’ve seen first-hand how important it is that we work in partnership across the NHS, with Croydon Council and the voluntary sector to improve local health and care services and to give people the chance to take ownership of their own health. This kind of education is invaluable, as once you can take better care of yourself, you inevitably become a happier and more fulfilled person. Simply talking about the challenges you’re facing, supporting others and helping each other on your way makes people happier and reduces the need
Keeping active and moving our bodies more can make a huge difference to our health and wellbeing. It can seem a daunting task to change our routine and fit in a bit more exercise but joining a group activity is a great way to look after your health and wellbeing. It can also help to tackle people being isolated or feeling alone as talking, supporting and helping each other makes people happier, can prevent illness and reduces the need for specialist care. Last year, a team representing Croydon lined up against teams from across London and beyond to represent their
What is the Big Conversation? The Big Conversation asks what we want our borough to be like in 2030? We take a look at some of the challenges we face now, how Croydon is changing and how everyone has a part to play. We’ve highlighted six topics for us to talk about: Culture at the heart of regeneration Decent homes for all Safe and secure communities Jobs and the economy Caring for each other Creating a sustainable Croydon For each of these topics we set out the challenges, and look at what we’ve done and are doing to tackle them.