Improving the life chances of children and young people

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We want to see Greater Manchester become one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old.

To make that goal a reality we need to ensure all children and young people in the city region have the best start in life, have access to support and that their ambitions are nurtured.

We know that the first 1,000 days of life are critical to the future health prospects of children. That’s why our commitment to improving the lives of the city region’s youngest residents has been with us since the start of devolution.

Last week’s Greater Manchester Health and Care Board, Friday 25 October, heard how the life chances and health of young people across the city region are getting better, right from maternity through to early adulthood.

The meeting highlighted the progress that’s been made in early years, physical activity and physical and mental health.

Our chief officer and chair of the Greater Manchester children’s health and wellbeing board, Jon Rouse, has written about the positive steps that have been taken to change the lives of babies, children and young people in the city region since 2016.

Read Jon Rouse’s blog