The general health of adults and older people in Central Bedfordshire is similar to or better than England, however there is some way to go to match the healthiest parts of the country.
Some geographical areas and disadvantaged groups experience much poorer health and greatly reduced life expectancy. To reduce these health inequalities requires tackling the wider determinants of health to enable people to have greater control and increased ability to make decisions about improving their lifestyle.
Maintaining people's independence, working past the State Pension Age and being responsive to individual care needs.
End of life care (PDF 273KB)
Safeguarding (PDF 128KB)
Economic wellbeing (PDF 68KB)
Improving lifestyle choices, early identification of risk factors for disease and improving outcomes for frail older people.
Cardiovascular disease (PDF 1.5MB)
Cancer (PDF 337KB)
COPD (PDF 353KB)
Asthma (PDF 127KB)
Diabetes (PDF 1.1MB)
Mental health - Adults (PDF 617KB)
Improving the health of vulnerable groups, ensuring early intervention and prevention.
Learning disability (PDF 208KB)
Physical disability and sensory impairment (PDF 424KB)
Migrants (PDF 83KB)
Gypsies and travellers (PDF 190KB)
Homelessness (PDF 246KB)
Carers (PDF 184KB)
Veterans (PDF 127KB)
Offenders - prison (PDF 77KB)
Offenders - community (PDF 254KB)
Autistic spectrum disorder (PDF 216KB)
Retaining independence and enabling people to return to their home.
Staying well in older age (PDF 217KB)
Access to transport (PDF 76KB)
Falls (PDF 329KB)
Excess winter deaths (PDF 833KB)
Dementia (PDF 154KB)
Mental health in old age (PDF 157KB)
Social isolation (PDF 75KB)
Housing needs (PDF 74KB)
Residential and nursing care home provision (PDF 168KB)
Access to social care