Strong Economy & Economic Regeneration
Health and the economy are the twin pillars of a resilient, thriving and prosperous society. The economy is also a major reason for differences in health outcomes. Wirral is at an important point in its economic history, having embarked on a transformational regeneration programme along the ‘Left Bank’ of the River Mersey which stretches from New Brighton to Bromborough, underpinned by the Birkenhead 2040 Framework and Local Plan. There are new opportunities with the transformation of Seacombe, and developments in Birkenhead Town Centre, all of which provides a unique opportunity for positive change.
This significant regeneration programme will be used to drive health improvement in areas where health is poorest by addressing the income and employment issues that cause ill health. With Community Wealth Building principles at its heart to help build an inclusive, fairer economy, this inclusive economic growth will generate jobs and prosperity for the people of Wirral in the future.
- The mental health and wellbeing impact of a Community Wealth Building programme in England: a difference-in-differences study. (The Lancet) (April 2023)
- Does it work? Measuring impact for community wealth building (The Municipal Journal (the MJ)) (April 2023)
For more information please visit our dedicated Economy, Business and Skills webpage
For more information please visit our dedicated Employment and Unemployment webpage
For more information please visit our dedicated Health Economics webpage
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For more information, please visit the Business and Economy and Transport and Connectivity sections of our interactive State of the Borough report