Things definitely need to change. People in Hull currently have poorer health and live with more of the consequences of poverty than in many other parts of the country. This isn’t fair and we need to take action if we hope to move towards a better future for people living in the city.
Addressing inequalities means putting people in the driving seat by enabling them to make smarter choices about their own health, wellbeing and future, knowing they have the right support that is convenient, joined-up and is about them, their family and their life, not someone else’s.
Empowering people also means having open and honest conversations with them about the cost of services, it means providing communities with the means to solve issues themselves with the back-up of public resources.
We can make a difference if:
- Children have the best start in life.
- Fewer people take up smoking and many are helped to quit.
- Communities work together to keep themselves safe.
- People in Hull feel positive about their future
- People know how and where to get help when they need it.
- Older people live longer and healthier lives.
- People take greater responsibility for their lifestyle choices.