Amber Valley Place covers an area that shares boundaries with the borough council.
There are four lively market towns Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley. With a population of around 124,800, 13% of households comprise of lone pensioners. An ageing population, by 2035 it is predicted that over a third of those residents will be aged over 65. These forecasts also show a marked deficit in residents turning 18, this is a distinct imbalance that is likely to affect the local economy.
The Amber Valley Place Alliance is made up local partners and stakeholders who collaborate to develop local priorities and plans based on population health and well-being needs. The ageing population is area of huge focus with an holistic, joined up approach to the Ageing Well programme at the forefront. The key transformation programmes that constitute this work are:
- Urgent Community Response – building on existing service provision to meet the national ambition to implement 2 hour/ 2-day targets for community crisis response / reablement to housebound patients.
- Anticipatory Care – to develop a proactive population health approach for people with frailty, supporting early identification of health and social needs and working together with service providers to design holistic care individuals.
- Enhanced Health Care in Care Homes – to implement the national framework to develop integrated, multi skilled teams who work closely with care homes to ensure maximum health and wellbeing for residents.
Amber Valley’s other priorities include improving obesity / activity rates, ensuring that residents can easily access support and information to maximise their finances during the current time of economic pressures for everyone. Also, to ensure that there is a network of coordinated, well led support across the borough to improve the emotional health and mental wellbeing of our children and young people. Underpinning all of this work is the desire to work amid our communities, to develop plans and ensure the work continues to meet the needs and improve the health and wellbeing of our residents.