Corporate Plan 2022/23 to 2027/28
Corporate Plan Priority: Supporting and promoting physical and mental wellbeing
This priority contributes to delivery of the following outcomes or aspects of our vision:
- People can achieve their best physical and mental health and have access to quality care and support when they need it
- Work with partners to provide localised health and social care provision in areas of greatest need and in those most geographically distant from services
- Improve health and wellbeing in Perth and Kinross by increasing overall participation in sport and physical activity and promoting the wellbeing benefits of time spent in our natural surroundings
By identifying the root causes of issues and where early support can prevent or reduce the impact of issues arising, we can support and promote the physical and mental wellbeing of residents of all ages.
As part of our commitment to work in partnership with communities, we also recognise our role as advocates for our area. Where we cannot directly contribute towards making services available to those who need them where and when they are needed, we will use our position of influence to advocate for communities who are remote from health and social care provision or otherwise disadvantaged to have improved access to services which can improve the health and wellbeing of residents most in need.
We also work with community groups such as Saints Community Trust, Golf Memories and Perth and Kinross Disability Sport in recognition of the positive impact sport can have on both physical and mental wellbeing.
Perth and Kinross offers an incomparable setting for sport and physical activity with sports facilities within the city and our large towns of Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross and Pitlochry. Alongside this, our natural environment offers a significant asset for encouraging people to live an active life, from our public golf course on the North Inch - one of the world's oldest golfing venues - to the over 2,000 kilometres of core paths which traverse the area. There's something for everyone.
Encouraging people to use our natural assets is just as important as increasing the use of built facilities and participation in sports and activity programmes if we are to give people access to ways to improve their health and wellbeing.