Presentation on theme: "Healthy FE Programme The Healthy FE Programme: Making the case for introducing Healthy FE This presentation has been put together to assist providers who."— Presentation transcript:
Healthy FE Programme The Healthy FE Programme: Making the case for introducing Healthy FE This presentation has been put together to assist providers who are developing a business case to introduce Healthy FE.
Contents: The policy context Local health statistics and their impact on the organisation What is the Healthy FE Programme? How the Healthy FE Programme can help your organisation What does ‘Healthy FE’ mean in practice Benefits Quality improvements The case for change
Policy Context “Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England” (November 2010) Sets out the Governments lay term vision for the future of public health Society, Government and individuals share collective responsibility for public health and the new public health system will encourage all the play their part in improving and protecting the nations health and wellbeing
Public health and health equality Reducing health inequality id a matter of fairness and social justice Benefits of reducing health inequalities are economic as well as social Inequality in illness accounts for productively losses of £31-33 billions per annum, lost taxes, higher welfare payments and additional NHS costs. Addressing educational achievement and acquisition of skills in sustainable and healthy communities, in and health services, and in employment and working conditions will have multiple benefits. “ Fair society, Healthy lives” The Marmot review 2010
Background: Local health issues It is recommended that users of this presentation provide some key statistics about the health issues in your local area. Wherever possible, this should be compared to the national average. Information can be found from: Office of National Statistics – Neighbourhood Statistics Department of Health Local PCT web site The following statistics are given for demonstration purposes: 23.9% of people in the local area are obese. 11.4% of people binge in the local area binge drink. Nearly a third of people in the area smoke. There were approximately 154 teenage pregnancies in the local area in 2006.
Poor attention and concentration in the classroom Increased levels of sickness Impacts on work/life balance Stress and lack of motivation within the workforce Impact on retention of students Limited success rates The Impact of these statistics
How the Healthy FE Programme can support FE Providers Improve the health and wellbeing of staff and students Differentiate the working and learning experience Improve the environment Lead to improved attention, retention and ultimately success of students Reduce costs of staff absenteeism through sickness Create a more motivated workforce
What is Healthy FE? “The vision for the future is for FE providers to have strong relationships with community partners to create a learning environment where positive wellbeing is the expectation for all, producing students and staff who are confident, health, safe, emotionally resilient and personally fulfilled.” Healthy FE Steering Group, December 2008
Healthy FE in practice for FE Providers Understanding the health and wellbeing needs of staff and students Taking a coordinated approach to developing health services in partnership with PCT partnerships / the Health and Wellbeing Board to address local needs Promoting key healthy messages and providing appropriate advice (safe sex, anti-drugs, etc.) Using the curriculum to advocate health and wellbeing Active encouragement of healthy eating and physical fitness Controls on smoking Anti-bullying policy Clean classrooms/common areas
The Benefits For the provider Minimal Cost Build on existing work Incremental change More students Improved performance Less sickness, reduced costs
The Benefits For staff/Students Better results Improved concentration Nicer environment Good morale Less sickness
Improving quality Currently Ofsted inspections cover health and wellbeing. Duty on FE providers to look after their staff and students. Community cohesion and citizenship agenda.