Our Plan

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Our vision

Birmingham, a vibrant city, the most youthful core city in Europe; the UK’s second biggest metro economy. Partnered with Solihull borough, a leading driver of economic growth in the region; ranked one of the best places to live in the country, with a green, high-quality environment. Together, greater than the sum of our parts.

Our values

Independence and resilience

We want to help our people to live long, fulfilling and independent lives. Public services will complement individual and community effort, supporting people to develop physical and emotional resilience and to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

Equity, equality and inclusion

We want to reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing across our diverse communities in Birmingham and Solihull. We will offer people the right care, in the right place and at the right time, regardless of where they live. We want to promote inclusive communities, reducing social isolation, as well as valuing mental health equally with physical health.

Integration and simplification

Many of the problems of health and social care exist at the often complex links between separate organisations, services or professionals. People trying to navigate our health and social care system will not have to tell their story many times over because the system will be ‘joined up’.

Promoting prosperity

People’s incomes are closely linked to their health and life prospects. We want to contribute to economic growth and stable employment in Birmingham and Solihull by supporting our people and communities to be active, healthy and positive.

Social value

When we act collectively, we have the potential to deliver social and economic benefits outside of the health and social care system. We will be role models who provide leadership in important areas, such as how we affect our environment, how we care for our many staff, how we tackle inequalities and the impact we have on people’s diet and activity.

Our approach

We will encourage and help people across Birmingham and Solihull to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing from a young age. We want babies to have the best start in life; to have a healthy and happy transition through childhood and adolescence; to live well through adulthood; to age well; and, when the time comes, for people to have their wishes respected and to have a good death.

Our challenges

Advances in care mean that more people are living longer and often with complex needs. While this is an achievement to be celebrated, it means more people requiring support from both health and social care services.

Our strengths

Greater integration improves the experience for our patients and people who use social care services by putting the person who needs care at the centre of how that care is organised locally. It also saves public money by reducing unnecessary emergency hospital admissions and delayed transfer of care (where a person is declared medically fit to leave hospital but a proper package of care outside of hospital has not yet been agreed).