All Together Fairer

Introduction

All Together Fairer is Cheshire and Merseyside’s collaborative approach to reducing health inequalities in the subregion, informed by the country’s leading voice on health inequalities, Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

All Together Fairer brings together public, private and third sector organisations with one shared aim: build a fairer, healthier Cheshire and Merseyside.

In 2022, Sir Michael and his team of researchers at the Institute of Health Equity published a landmark report, which sets out measurable actions for the subregion to meet this goal.

This work is being coordinated by the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership’s Population Health Board, which is currently chaired by Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health for Cheshire West and Chester.

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Watch the launch event

Read the news story

Commenting on the launch of this report, Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, and Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, said:

“The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing inequalities. Life was harder for those living in deprivation. The rising cost-of-living is a social crisis which will have further damaging impact on peoples’ physical and mental health. We need central government action. But much can happen at local level, as shown by the eagerness of colleagues in Cheshire and Merseyside to grasp this issue with both hands and do everything in their power to changes lives for the better.”

Read more.

Watch the BBC Newsnight report

All Together Fairer was released to the media exclusively on BBC Newsnight. You can watch the report by clicking the image below, starting at 19:00.

Watch the case studies

The Life Rooms from Mersey Care

Poverty Truth approach in Cheshire West and Chester

Leadership

All Together Fairer is coordinated by the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership’s Population Health Board, currently chaired by Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health for Cheshire West and Chester, on behalf of the subregion’s Directors of Public Health. Read more about Ian here.

This work is overseen by Cheshire and Merseyside’s Marmot Community Advisory Board (Terms of Reference) and day-to-day operations are led by the Cheshire and Merseyside Marmot Leads Group (Terms of Reference).

More information

The Champs Support Team lead for All Together Fairer is Louise Vernon, Programme Manager. You can contact Louise by emailing louisevernon@wirral.gov.uk.

Project support for this Programme is delivered by Hannah Sharp, Project Support Officer for the Champs Support Team. You can contact Hannah by emailing hannahsharp@wirral.gov.uk.

This page was last updated on 26th May 2022. If you notice an issue with the information on this page, please contact champscommunications@wirral.gov.uk.