Health and wellbeing is an important part of everyday life. It is integral to leading a happy and healthy lifestyle. As the first tier of local government and the closest port of call for residents’ local (parish and town) councils can play a huge role in ensuring that our communities are stronger, healthier and thriving places to live. 

Local councils, by providing information, services and access, can help improve the lives of millions of people. Health and wellbeing are personal and different for each individual, by highlighting the effect of hidden disabilities and the roles that local councils can play; NALC hopes to increase awareness and bring about positive change for local communities. 

Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England told NALC: “What is clear is that local councils are indispensable to the solutions around keeping people in good health.”


The Health and wellbeing case studies publication is for local councils and county associations or local to use as an example of work that can be carried out within their communities. These are all examples of best practise and demonstrate actions large and small to benefit the health and wellbeing of residents.

This booklet is segregated into chapters; Creating Healthier Communities; Transport; Crohn’s and Colitis; Dementia; Loneliness; Mental Health; Social Prescribing and Young People. It is designed to incorporate all areas of health and wellbeing and will be added to in due course. 

The guide is split into various topics around health and wellbeing and highlights excellent good practice and examples from local councils. 

Read the Health and wellbeing case studies publication

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