Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group is delighted to be leading the Ebbsfleet Garden City Healthy New Town project. It represents a significant opportunity to improve the health of local people and build a new healthy community that promotes healthy lifestyle choices.

Located in an existing urban area with significant health inequalities, the new development will provide an attractive environment that promotes active and sustainable healthy living. Multi-functional green spaces, high quality leisure facilities and healthy eating venues will be developed alongside active transport links, integrated cycle paths and walking routes. Access to smart technology will also make healthy choices easy.

New models of care, built around people not organisations will embrace the third sector and local community networks creating opportunities for co-located services that support strong multi-generational communities. Co-located services could range from antenatal care through to falls clinics provided in a dementia-friendly environment. Connectivity between Ebbsfleet and existing communities will be essential to ensuring that health inequalities are not widened. Improved transport links and accessibility of services and facilities will support all residents across Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley to realise the health benefits from this exciting venture.