Wellbeingforlife.org.uk is the website of Newcastle Wellbeing and Health partnership - Organisations and people working together to improve the wellbeing and health of everyone in Newcastle. We are proud to be part of the World Health Organisation's European Healthy City Movement.
On this page, we have tried to provide some answers to questions we often get asked. We will make sure it is kept up-to-date to reflect the things you want to know, however, if you feel there are queries you'd like answered that aren't here, just let us know.
We hold our meetings in public - so press, public and observers can come along. Being an observer means you can listen to discussions at the meeting but you should not expect to contribute unless specifically invited to do so by the Chair. We would prefer that prior arrangement is made with the Lead Officer of the relevant group to ensure that room sizes and access are appropriate but this is not essential. You can look at when our meetings are scheduled for specific boards or the Partnership Executive on the relevant page in the About Us section, or for general meetings and events you can look at our events calendar.
However, we can exclude members of the public from certain meetings, or parts of meetings, and deny access to the agendas, reports, background papers and minutes of these in certain specified circumstances. Read full details on these exclusions, and more information on the policy regarding observing meetings.
Our work is in the interests of adults from different communities of place, identity and interest. In order to make a difference, the partnership includes a wide range of partner organisations of differing sizes and with different resources.
The quality of our work depends on us all giving information, getting information, sharing views, deciding together, or delivering together. We may not always need to do all of these things, but thinking about what is appropriate is important.
We also recognise that it is more difficult for some stakeholders to be an active part of the work and we need to identify and reduce barriers to engagement. Therefore we will work together to enhance the engagement of voluntary organisations and community groups, businesses, and communities of place, interest and identity.
You can read more commitment to engagement in our Executive Statement.