Looking Ahead with Ambition
The coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented global-level challenges. The scars will be deep and all agencies will need to work hard and work together to combat the potential negative long-term impacts on human health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the economic, health and social impacts from the pandemic are likely to continue to be both significant and unequally distributed.
Whilst all of this is extremely sobering, having taken the time to look back and look hard at the last ten years, the ups and the downs, the good times and the bad and assimilate the huge amount of learning I feel extremely optimistic for Spectrum’s future and firmly believe everyone can be proud and look forward with ambition and here’s why:
COVID-19 highlights the holistic nature of being and staying well which can only be delivered through an integrated approach, rooted in an appreciation of social, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. Spectrum evidences this in droves through its commitment to ‘care around the person’, its clinical experience and expertise and its acknowledgement that improving population health requires practitioners making connections between and across multiple dimensions.
We are a community interest company that understands the ‘primacy of place’. We deliver care within unique community back stories, respecting and embracing the histories of the local areas we serve, building on and enhancing community assets and harnessing the voice of lived experience as the key to any sustained change.