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Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Concordat

Our vision

We will do everything in our power to enable people across Coventry and Warwickshire to pursue happy, healthy lives and put people and communities at the heart of everything we do.

We will share responsibility to transform our services, improve health outcomes for people and be more efficient in the way we use our resources.

Our principles

Prioritising prevention: We will tackle the causes of health-related problems to reduce the impact of ill-health on people’s lives, their families and communities. We will seek to address the root causes of problems, listening to local people’s priorities and acting on their concerns.

Strengthening communities: We will support strong and stable communities. We will listen to residents to understand what they want from the services we provide and encourage them to lead change themselves where possible.

Co-ordinating services: We will work together to design services which take account of the complexity of people’s lives and their over-lapping health and social needs. We will focus on the best way to achieve good outcomes for people, reducing the number of interactions people have with our services and avoiding multiple interventions from different providers.

Sharing responsibility: We value the distinct contributions made by all the organisations that are part of this Concordat. We will maintain partnerships between the public sector, voluntary and community sector, local businesses and residents, recognising that we share a responsibility to transform the health and well-being of our communities. We will pool resources, budgets and accountabilities where it will improve services for the public.


What this means for residents of Coventry and Warwickshire

People living in Coventry and Warwickshire will be healthier, supported by services which emphasise the importance of preventing poor health.

Communities will become stronger, with local people developing their own support networks and having a role in planning the services they need.

Care for those in need will be delivered by teams of staff working seamlessly across different sectors, so that support can be provided as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Our ways of working

Working in partnership we will:

  1. Design systems which are easy for everyone to understand and use.
  2. Agree a common set of outcomes to be delivered.
  3. Streamline system governance to enable decisions to be taken at scale and pace.
  4. Make evidence-based commissioning decisions focused on the best way to achieve good results.
  5. Learn from others and from our own experiences. 


To achieve this we will work in alliance with each other, operating with mutual respect
and accountability.
Signed on behalf of Coventry and Warwickshire’s Health and Wellbeing Boards.


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