The 2025 Movement is a placed based partnership in North Wales with a mission to end avoidable health inequalities in the region by 2025.
It was formed in 2015 in response to figures which showed that people living in areas of higher deprivation in North Wales are likely to live 11 years less than those in other areas.
It is made up of senior leaders and practitioners from North Wales local authorities, four housing providers; (Cartrefi Conwy / North Wales Housing Association, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd Cyf, Canllaw (Eryri) Cyf), Betsi Cadwallader University Health Board (BCUHB), Public Health Wales, Wrexham Glyndwr University, North Wales Police, and North Wales Fire & Rescue Service.
Since its launch in 2015 its membership has grown to over 500 people and organisations, which all joined together because they share a belief that most health and housing inequalities experienced by people in North Wales are avoidable, and that, by organisations taking a new approach to working together to address shared challenges, much more can be delivered to transform health and wellbeing for communities across the region.
Clare Budden, Chair of 2025 and Chief Executive of Penaf Housing Group, says
“2025 started out as a small group of people that joined together because we were angry about inequality, because we all knew that it is wrong that people living in some areas don’t have the same life chances as others, and because we wanted to take action. We knew that tackling such a complex challenge couldn’t be done by any one organisation, and we set about to create a movement of like minded people and organisations that wanted to work together to deliver real and lasting change for the people that we all serve.“Since that time our membership and influence has grown significantly, and we are recognised as a model of best practice across Wales and beyond. This has only been possible because of our shared passion and commitment to ending avoidable inequalities and creating communities where everyone has the same chances of fulfilling their aspirations.”
The 2025 Programe Management Group (our board) meets bi-monthly and oversees several work areas or ‘Just Do’ teams;
- Healthy Homes – Healthy People – tackling energy poverty, particularly in the private rented sector
- Tackling Health Inequalities for Homeless Rough Sleepers
- Flint Regeneration (currently focusing on youth physical inactivity and food poverty)
- Mental Health & Hoarding
- Facilitating Improvements in Hospital Discharge
- ‘Made in North Wales’ Social Prescribing Network
- Public Services Leadership Programme supporting the aims of 2025 in conjunction with Wrexham Glyndwr University
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2025 is supported by Do Well (UK) Ltd at at strategic level and also through working with the ‘Just Do’ team leads, supporting the 2025 programme of work, and delivering the 2025 annual programme of events.