Our Approach

We are passionate about our duty to involve people in any plans, proposals or decisions that are likely to impact on the services we provide. This is the right way to ensure our services meet the needs and hopes of people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and reduce health inequalities so that everyone has the same opportunity to live a happy and healthy life.

We have already made significant steps in developing our approach to involving people and communities but recognise that our approach will be refined over time with further input from our local health and care partners and the communities we serve.

Our vision is ‘To create a culture of inclusion and involvement throughout our ICS so people and communities are able and enthusiastic about contributing in a meaningful way to help develop services that improve the lives of our whole population.’

Our strategy

With our partners and communities, we have developed our Involving People and Communities Strategy which includes ten principles to guide our approach to involving people. Click on the image below to read our strategy: 'Our approach to involving people and communities'

Our principles

We have developed a toolkit to support programme leads to plan and undertake involvement activity. To download the toolkit please click here. 

Working with our communities

The Covid-19 pandemic strengthened the way we work together with partners and communities. It harnessed and strengthened relationships driven by a shared purpose with a focus on health inequalities.

Our ambition is to build on the progress we have made and the relationships we have developed with our communities, stakeholders, and partner organisations to make Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin a great place to live and work.

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Page last updated 24 November 2022