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

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.

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).