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Solace blog

7th July 2022

MJ Article: Using councils’ know-how to improve health, Dwayne Johnson

Councils can be key drivers of improving health. But, with their spending power slashed in half in real terms in the decade to 2020, their ability to do this has been made even more difficult.

Fifteen years ago as a director of adult social services, after giving evidence at an All-Party inquiry, I wrote an article entitled Standing at the Crossroads. It highlighted how local government could use its skills, assets and resources to improve wellbeing.

Now, with NHS waiting lists at record levels, health inequalities widening, and life expectancy plateauing, I am here once again with a similar message…

Click here to read the full article by Solace deputy spokesperson for Health and Social Care, Dwayne Johnson, on the MJ.