The Director of Public Health is required to produce an annual report on the health and wellbeing of their population highlighting key issues.
This year’s annual report has been produced as a short film about health inequalities. It focuses on a specific area in Sefton, where a unique community leadership approach is helping to tackle high levels of inequality.
Health inequalities are the differences we see in health within, or between, different geographical areas and communities. For example, in Sefton, we know that people living in the north of the borough live, on average, 12 years longer than those living in less affluent areas in the south. The report focuses on Bootle, an area in the south of Sefton, where different factors like poverty, unemployment, poor housing and unhealthy environments contribute to this ‘health gap’.
Below is a written version of the report which contains more information.
The report for 2018/19 highlights the issue of air quality in Sefton:
Below is a supplementary fact file with more information and where to go for more advice and guidance:
PHARs from previous years can be found below: