GM PLAN TO GIVE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THE BEST START IN LIFE

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A new plan was launched at the Greater Manchester Health and Care Board which will help hundreds of thousands of children and young people in Greater Manchester to get better health and care to improve their development and fulfil their potential.

The four-year plan maps out how agencies in the region will work closer together to make sure local services offered from before birth through to adulthood, will give every child across Greater Manchester the best possible start in life.

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSC Partnership) has worked with children, families, doctors, academic experts, schools and the voluntary and social enterprise sector to develop the Children and Young People Health and Wellbeing Framework.

The plan aims to ensure that there is support during every step of a child’s journey. It is based on ten key commitments that have been developed with children and young people themselves. They include better mental health, improved support for those with long term conditions, more integrated early years services and better support to schools and colleges to promote good health.

The framework has been produced in response to statistics showing Greater Manchester is one of the toughest places in the country to grow-up, with higher rates of poverty, poor physical and mental health, high hospital admissions, lower levels of physical activity and lower education attainment.

To learn about the three immediate priority areas and to view the Children’s and Young People’s Framework http://www.gmhsc.org.uk/gm-plan-to-give-thousands-of-children-and-young-people-the-best-start-in-life/