Thank you for having your say on Londoners’ health
The draft ‘Health Inequalities – Better health for Londoners’ strategy consultation closed on 30 November. Almost 2,000 Londoners took the time to share their views in our survey on Talk London, and help to shape the future strategy.
We also hosted a range of discussions, talking about what matters to your health, and what would improve your health. Your comments showed that:
- a hectic lifestyle, public transport and a rise in crime have an impact on your mental health
- many of you have stopped smoking, because of the smoking ban or the cost. Quite a few of you would like to see a smoking ban in public spaces
- many of you call yourselves social drinkers, with some of you admitting your busy lifestyle makes you reach for a drink more often
- for most of you, air pollution and noise affect the way you feel about your local area. You’d like to see more trees, less traffic and less fast food shops in your neighbourhood
- at work, a lack of fresh air and natural daylight makes some of you feel less healthy
Tom Coffey, Senior Advisor to the Mayor on Health Policy, is grateful for all your responses.
“Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation.
"Whether you took a survey, commented on Talk London or took part in our community workshops and drop-in sessions at City Hall.
"You also tweeted and emailed, and made sure we heard from Londoners and communities across the city.”
All of your suggestions including ones from community groups, businesses and stakeholders across London are being considered to shape up the final strategy.
If you’d like to improve your and other Londoners' health, we welcome you to make a pledge on our pledge board.