"There is a need to focus on prevention and not cure.” (Participant at Upper Rhymney Valley community area workshop 28th July 2016)
A Healthier Caerphilly is intrinsically linked to the other well-being goals, with the environment, housing, employment, income, lifestyle, transport and community cohesion all impacting in either a positive or negative way on a person’s physical and mental health and well-being. In both Wales as a whole and in the county borough, health in general is improving. People are living for longer and mortality rates from cancer and heart diseases are reducing. Looking to the future we know that with people living longer, the number of older people in Wales will continue to rise. It is vital that these extra years are lived in good health.