After a three-month engagement period of extensive outreach across the 14 community partnerships in the district, the project has gathered a large number of data sets about how people stay healthy in their communities through self-care and local involvement.
There have been 58 focus groups and 56 separate outreach sessions carried out in public spaces, involving a wide range of groups and individuals from different backgrounds, age groups and walks of life.
The project also commissioned an artist who worked with the communities involved to produce an illustration of annotated feedback on self-care conversations (see image above) and a short film on different perspectives about being Happy, Healthy, at Home is in production.
During the engagement process, Community Partnership Self-Care Champions worked closely with the Healthwatch team, assisting with access to community groups and helping identify people to be involved in focus groups.
The local intelligence gathered will now contribute towards producing Happy, Healthy, at Home reports for each community partnership area. These reports will be available by the end of February, with an overall report drawing on themes throughout the district to be published in March.
Following these reports the Happy, Healthy, at Home Project Lead will revisit community partnership leadership teams to present the findings for each area with a view to opening conversations about what communities said and how people would like to be involved in the future.