One Northern Devon is a partnership of organisations working together to tackle inequality and improve health and wellbeing for the people and communities of North Devon and Torridge.

At its heart is an understanding that people face unfair and avoidable differences in the opportunities they have to lead healthy and happy lives.

Due to factors beyond their control, people living in the most deprived communities in Northern Devon often experience a life expectancy that is 15 years lower than those residing elsewhere in the region

Our partners have come together out of a moral and social duty to address this inequity and tackle the key issues facing our communities.

We recognise that people need more than just good health and care services to keep well. A person’s living conditions, work and social environment have a big impact on their health and wellbeing.

If we can tackle problems like unsuitable housing, poor employment prospects and social isolation, we can help prevent the poor health that results from such factors.

In order to more effectively address issues like these, service providers, businesses and communities need to work together.

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One Northern Devon recognises that there is a disconnect between public services, despite their interdependence.  It aims to address this disparity through co-ordination of the system and a further understanding that for services to be most effective they need to be designed to meet the needs of individuals and the context they live in.

One Northern Devon’s Strategy covers a 10 year period starting in 2020, the year that saw a global pandemic transform the way we live and work. By bringing together our full range of partners in a united purpose, we can use every opportunity and advantage we have in Northern Devon to design a way of life that is fairer for all.