Easy Read Public Health Annual Report launched


Left to right: Gloria Fry (who produced the Easy Read version of the report) with Professor Kelechi Nnoaham and Councillor Lynda Bowyer.

Left to right: Gloria Fry (who produced the Easy Read version of the Public Health report) with Professor Kelechi Nnoaham and Councillor Lynda Bowyer.

An easy-read version of Plymouth’s Public Health Annual Report is now available.

Designed for people with learning disabilities, the report includes highlights of what Plymouth City Council and its partners will be doing to help improve local people’s health.

The report sets out the Thrive Plymouth programme, which is our ten year plan to improve health and wellbeing of people in Plymouth. The priorities for lifestyle changes are to encourage people to eat more healthily, do more exercise, stop smoking, and drink less alcohol. Changing these behaviours are known to make the most difference to the most people. It also looks at the work taking place to reduce health inequalities in the city.

Councillor Lynda Bowyer, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care for Plymouth City Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to launch this new easy read version of the Public Health Annual Report for people with Learning Disabilities in Plymouth. It’s important that we make sure that all of our local residents are able to learn about health issues in Plymouth and what we are doing to improve things.”

Professor Kelechi Nnoaham, Director of Public Health for Plymouth City Council said: “It’s really important that we engage with local people in as many ways as we can and that make our information as accessible as possible. People in Goosewell are currently likely to live ten years longer than those who live in Devonport and it is important we understand why and what we can do to narrow this gap.”

The new Easy-Read version has been produced by Gloria Fry, Service User Consultation Officer at Plymouth City Council. You can download the report from our website here and the report is also available on request by contacting odph@plymouth.gov.uk

More information on Thrive Plymouth is available at www.plymouth.gov.uk/thrive