- The demographics of the population may alter; a healthy, thriving community requires a mixed age population of permanent residents.
- With climate change, there is risk of extreme weather episodes, increased rainfall and risks from those, including flooding.
- The recent SARS Covid pandemic may result in more variants, for which we may not be prepared.
- Funding and staffing for local health services is never fully secure, while community owned resources require continued funding and maintenance and the Community Hub (previously Family Centre) is funded by short-term, competitive grants to charity and public funders so has no long-term guarantee of funding.
- Poor access to dental services within the district and lack of community fluoridation in water may continue to threaten dental health of the population. https://111.wales.nhs.uk/Fluoride/
1.Social prescribing: “Social prescribing, also sometimes known as community referral, is a means of enabling health professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. The referrals generally, but not exclusively, come from professionals working in primary care settings, for example, GPs or practice nurses,” [or health visitors] https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/social-prescribing 20/7/21