This Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been put together by partners within the health and wellbeing community in Torbay who work across the public and voluntary sectors and form the Health and Wellbeing Board. It is part of the Council’s Policy Framework which is a suite of strategies and plans which cover the range of Council functions. Equally, it sits alongside the plans and strategies of NHS commissioners and providers in Torbay.

In Torbay, the costs of, and demands on, our many services are increasing at a time when our population is ageing and our budgets are under pressure. We need to find new and better ways of working together to address these challenges. This Strategy sets out an objective and set of priorities for a more sustainable future. It is underpinned by a commitment to partnership working by the Health and Wellbeing Board to maximise the utilisation of existing resources and to secure additional resources to improve our response to Torbay’s challenges.