Summary of report contentThis report was written by Healthwatch Bolton as part of a wider engagement project on neighbourhood assets. A discussion group was held to ask Weshoughton people what they thought about their local assets. The report was published December, 2017. It is based on discussions with local people. A total of 26 people were engaged with. Overall sentiment was mixed. A number of assets were identified as existing locally, this is a platform on which healthier lives can be led. On the other hand people identified a range of challenges such as a lack of involvement in big decisions, not feeling informed, services being hard to access or lacking that were barriers to maintaining good health. While recommendations are not made a set of conclusions is given. No response from providers is attached, though this project does not engage with a single provider of services. Summary of conclusions: - Some felt the area was mis-characterised as wealthy, despite the needs there - Desire to do more for their own health - Lack of information - Local problems with alcohol and substance abuse - Potential for new primary care roles - Need better access - More decision making roles wanted
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Bolton neighbourhood report - Westhoughton
Date of publication
Sunday, 31 December, 2017
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Wednesday, 1 November, 2017
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Thursday, 30 November, 2017
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Lifestyle and wellbeing
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