Place Level

Place Level

The term “place” refers to the geographic level below an ICS (Integrated Care System). Placed-based partnerships involve local government playing an important leadership role in recognising our shared priorities and the scope for joint action. The following themes for integration at the place level are:

  • Improving the health & wellbeing for the whole population of Bedford
  • Delivering better care for individuals right down to community level
  • Improve our populations experiences of care

Warm Homes Bedford Borough Evaluation Report 2023

This impact evaluation aimed to establish whether the Warm Homes programme met its stated objectives. The Warm Homes programme was implemented against a backdrop of concerns about rapidly rising fuel costs, the cost of living generally and a particularly cold winter.

Community Engagement & Covid-19 Report

This report condenses the key findings of the peer research investigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health inequalities of residents of Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. It concentrates on the experiences of those residents we know to have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, analyses why this was the case, and makes suggestions for what might improve outcomes in the future based on the insights and suggestions of the participants themselves.

Child Health Profile 2023

This profile provides a snapshot of child health in this area. It is designed to help local government and health services improve the health and wellbeing of children and tackle health inequalities.

Bedford Borough Health Profile 2019

It provides a picture of the health of people in Bedford Borough, and will support Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group to understand the health needs of the whole community so that we can work together to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities.

Local Government Profile

This report provides a summary of the latest available information on the demographic and socio-economic make-up of the 4 unitaries in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Deprivation 2019

This information looks at the levels of deprivation in Bedford Borough, measured by the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2019. The IMD is published by Communities for Local Government. It provides a consistent method for measuring deprivation across England and monitoring the gap between the most deprived areas.

The IMD combines information from seven areas to produce an overall measure:

  • employment                     
  • education, skills and training      
  • health and disability
  • barriers to housing and services                
  • crime
  • income
  • living environment  

Reducing levels of deprivation and inequality has an important part to play in the continued improvement of Bedford Borough.

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