In Torbay, one in five children in Year 6 is obese. Most people will reach a retirement age of 68 with a disability.

This strategy introduces a new programme, ‘Healthy Torbay’, which is being led by us to tackle the wider and social determinants of health. The aim is to raise awareness of the determinants of health, the costs to the individual and to society, and how we can move towards a prevention agenda and upstream interventions.

This framework is also part of a wider agenda which includes a strong push on prevention, through the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the integrated prevention strategy, which works across NHS and the local authority.