This page highlights the importance of recognising the diversity of local communities and responding to specific local needs to address the potential additional risks to physical health.
Marginalised groups, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities remain at the highest risk of poor physical health. Action must be taken to ensure this is addressed. Local commissioners and providers need to work closely with individuals and local communities – always including BAME communities – to find alternative approaches to engage and equalise opportunities and outcomes.
- Recognise the diversity of local communities and make resources available that reflect this diversity.
- Work with marginalised communities to identify the best use of non-health-based community supports. For example, service user or voluntary sector organisation-led initiatives.
- Deliver interventions using a personalised approach that optimises social prescribing and community resources.