Bristol benefits from £27 million to improve city's health
Bristol is set to receive £27.3 million of funding to improve the health of people in the city.The Department of Health announced additional funding today for local authorities that must go towards public health initiatives.
Bristol's share of £5.45 billion will see its public health budget rise by £4.3 million in 2013/14 to £62 per person while in 2014/14 the city council will receive £29.1 million or £66 per person.
In North Somerset the funding from April will be £7.38 million or £35 per person, rising to £7.6 million and £36 per person the following year, while South Gloucestershire's protected public health budget will be £6.68 million or £25 per person in 2013/14 and £7.35 million or £27 per head in 2014/15.
Bristol mayor George Ferguson said: "This is tremendous news at a time when central government is putting such a squeeze on local authority spending.
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"I very much welcome the fact there is a significant increase in funding for public health in Bristol.
"It is absolutely right that we should be doing more to help improve the health and wellbeing of our residents. Combined with the move of public health to local authorities, this represents a real opportunity to transform people's lives for the better, and look at health from a holistic point of view."
In North Somerset the money will focus on areas of health inequality such as sexual health and teenage pregnancies and mental wellbeing.