Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy consultation

Have your say on our draft Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy which sets out the priorities to improve people's health and reduce health inequalities.


Health and wellbeing boards were established by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which requires councils to create a board for their area. The aim is to encourage improvement and working together for health and social care. 

Health and wellbeing boards have a responsibility to produce a Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which should set out priorities to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities and explain how the board will do this.

North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board has written a new Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the county, which sets out our proposed priorities for action, and our ideas for working together to achieve them.  

We would like to know what you think about the draft strategy. Your views are very important to help us shape the strategy and make sure that we are focusing on the most important issues.

 Read our draft strategy (pdf / 1 MB).

 Read the Easy Read version of the draft strategy (pdf / 3 MB).

How you can take part

  • complete our survey
  • attend an online meeting or a drop-in event
  • invite us to your meetings
  • send us an email or a letter

Complete our survey

Complete the survey online

Online events

At our online events we will share the key points of the strategy and have a discussion with attendees about what we collectively need to do to improve health and wellbeing for North Yorkshire's communities.

  • Tuesday 23 January 2.30pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday 21 February 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 5 March 2.30pm to 4pm

To sign up for an online event please email

Drop-in events

At our drop-in events, we will be ready to have a chat with you about health and wellbeing, and we will ask you to tell us The One Thing you would like to see happen to improve health and wellbeing for you, your community and where you live.

You can also see our Photo Voice exhibition created by North Yorkshire people.

You can drop in at any time during our event timeslot.

  • Monday 22 January between 10am and 1pm at Selby Library
  • Monday 29 January between 2pm and 5pm at Harrogate Library (BSL interpreters at this event)
  • Wednesday 7 February between 11am and 2pm at Skipton Library
  • Friday 23 February between 11am and 2pm at Northallerton Library
  • Monday 4 March between 10.30am and 1.30pm at Malton Library
  • Friday 8 March between 12 noon and 3pm at Scarborough Library (BSL interpreters at this event)
  • Thursday 14 March between 3pm and 6pm at Catterick Library

Paper copies  

You can download copies of our survey to print out and fill in at home.

 Download the Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy survey (pdf / 294 KB)

Paper copies of the strategy and survey, including Easy Read versions, are also available from your local library.

Return the paper survey by post to Health and Adult Services, North Yorkshire Council, Racecourse Lane
Northallerton, DL7 8AD or hand it into your local library.

You can also request paper surveys, or the information in a different language or format, by calling us on 0300 131 2131 - please say 'Health and wellbeing strategy' when prompted.

Alternatively contact us by email: or contact us online.

You can also write to us at:

Health and wellbeing strategy consultation
Health and Adult Services
North Yorkshire Council
County Hall
North Yorkshire

Easy read surveys

You can complete an easy read version of the survey online or  download a copy of the easy read survey. (pdf / 868 KB)


The consultation will close on Sunday 31 March 2024.

Further information

 Draft equality impact assessment for the Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy (pdf / 339 KB)

If you would like to provide feedback on the draft equality impact assessment, please email

Our Consultation and community engagement promise

Our consultations and surveys privacy notice

 Easy Read participation and engagement privacy notice (pdf / 361 KB)