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Bromsgrove Health Briefing 

The Windmill in BromsgroveHealth profiles give a picture of health in an area. They are designed to help local government and health services understand their community’s needs, so that they can work to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities.

Bromsgrove at a glance

  • The health of people in Bromsgrove is generally better than the England average. Deprivation is lower than average, however 1,710 children live in poverty. Life expectancy for men is higher than the England average.
  • Life expectancy is 4.9 years lower for men in the most deprived areas of Bromsgrove than in the least deprived areas (based on the Slope Index of Inequality published on 5th January 2011).
  • Over the last 10 years, all cause mortality rates have fallen. The early death rate from heart disease and stroke has fallen.
  • About 16.8% of Year 6 children are classified as obese. A higher percentage than average of pupils spend at least three hours each week on school sport.
  • 72.4% of mothers initiate breast feeding and 11.8% of expectant mothers smoke during pregnancy.
  • An estimated 17.8% of adults smoke and 24.9% are obese. There were 1,710 hospital stays for alcohol related harm in 2009/10 and there are 140 deaths from smoking each year.
  • Priorities in Bromsgrove include obesity, alcohol use and falls in older people

Current and previous years Health Profiles for Bromsgrove are available to download.

Or visit the Health Profiles website

  • Profiles of all local authorities in England
  • Interactive maps - see how health varies between areas
  • More health indicator information
  • Links to more community health profiles and tools

Health Profiles are produced by the English Public Health Observatories working in partnership.

Locality Contacts

Local Partnerships:
The Bromsgrove Partnership is the Local Strategic Partnership ( LSP ) for the District of Bromsgrove.  An LSP brings together different organisations from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors.  Instead of each organisation working separately in isolation, the Bromsgrove Partnership provides a forum for local organisations to come together and address issues that are important to those living, working and visiting Bromsgrove District in a more effective and cohesive way. Bromsgrove Partnership operates a Strategic Board with Theme Groups underneath.  It is the Theme Groups which act as the delivery arm of the Partnership.  Following are the key contacts for the Bromsgrove Partnership and the Theme Groups. More information about the local strategic partnership is available on the Bromsgrove website.

Bromsgrove Partnership (LSP)
Della McCarthy Local Strategic Partnership Manager
Telephone: 01527 881 618

Balanced Communities Theme Group (covers Health and Wellbeing for all ages and acts as the District’s Local Children’s Trust (LCT))
Liz Altay
Public Health Consultant
Telephone: 01905  766503

Better Environment Theme Group
Economic Development Theme Group                                                                 
Della McCarthy
Local Strategic Partnership Manager
Telephone: 01527 881 618

North Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership
Bev Houghton
Community Safety Manager
Telephone: 01527 881 494

Other contacts and Local Services

Sports Development - Bromsgrove District Council: Telephone: 01527 881288

Leisure Centres

  • Dolphin Centre,  School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AY Telephone: 01527 549 130
  • Haybridge Sports Centre,  Brake Lane, Hagley, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 2XS Telephone: 01562 881 115
  • Ryland Centre, New Road, Bromsgrove, B60 2JS  Telephone: 01527 875 207

Arts and Events - Bromsgrove District Council Telephone: 01527 881 288

Housing – Bromsgrove District Council: Telephone: 01527 881 288

Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (BDHT):Telephone: 0800 0850 160 

Worcestershire Regulatory Services (Previously Environmental Health/Trading Standards/ Licensing)       
Contact: Anita Fletcher, Worcestershire Regulatory Services, PO Box 866, Worcester WR1 9DP Telephone: 01905 822 799

Children's Centres

  •  Cottonwood Children's Centre, 
    387 Alcester Road (First Floor), Wythall, Worcestershire, B47 6JL 
    Telephone: 01564 823 139
  • Conkers Children's Centre, 
    Park Road, Hagley,  Worcestershire, DY9 0NS 
    Telephone: 01562 883 750
  • Pear Tree Children’s Centre, 
    Broad Street, Sidemoor, Bromsgrove, B61 8LW  
    Telephone: 01527 835 775
  • Sunny Fields Children’s Centre, 
    Lyttleton Avenue, Charford, Bromsgrove, B60 3FG
    Telephone: 01527 877 465
  • Tulip Tree Children's Centre, 
    Catshill First and Nursery School, Gibb Lane, Catshill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0JP 
    Telephone: 01527 879 951

See the Children’s Centres web pages for further information.

Community Venues and Organisations

Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN)
Address: Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch, B98 8EY
Telephone: 01527 60282

The Trunk and Starlight Cafe
Address: 13-21 Humphrey Avenue, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 3JB
Telephone: 01527  878 722

Address:1 Sherwood Road, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove, B60 3DR
Telephone:01527 882 410

Multi Agency Resource Centre
Address: Bromsgrove Methodist Centre, 19 Stratford Road, Bromsgrove B60 1AS
Telephone: 01527 835 843
Website: Bromsgrove Methodist Centre

The Basement Project
Hanover House
1 Hanover Street
B61 7JH
Tel: 01527 832993
Chadsgrove Specialist Sports College
Address: Meadow Roda, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0JL
Telephone: 01527 871 511
Website: Chadsgrove School and Specialist Sports College

Age UK Bromsgrove and District including Amphlett Hall (managed on behalf of Bromsgrove District Council)
Telephone: 01527 871 840

Sports and Physical Activity

There are a variety of health and sports initiatives across the Bromsgrove District, with new opportunities all the time.  Examples of initiatives include the following....

  • Activity Referral Programme
  • Get back into sport community sessions
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Walks for health
  • Falls prevention and older person's exercise classes.

There are many activities on offer.  To find out more and suggest ideas about what activities you would like in the Districts, please contact Bromsgrove Sports Development on 01527 881588 or email

Health Chats

Worcestershire County Council is currently delivering essential public health "Health Chats" Training.  This interactive 2 hour training session will equip you with the information you need to confidently deliver a 2 minute "health chat" which includes:

  1. Raising healthy lifestyle issues with clients
  2. Assessing motivation change
  3. Signposting to appropriate local support services
If you liked to know more about health chats or attend this free course please contact Karen Sheldon on Tel: 01905 768218 or email

Worcestershire Works Well

Worcs works well logoA new scheme call Worcestershire Works Well has been developed to help local businesses improve the health and well-being of the work force.  As part of the scheme a toolkit and standards have been produced to provide local businesses/organisations with the opportunity to be accredited for proactively making positive changes so as to improve health and well-being of their employees.

Organisations of any size, including those from Public, private and the third sector, who are located in Worcestershire can sign up to Worcestershire Works Well.  Those wishing to gain Worcestershire Works Well accreditation will also receive support from the team to help them meet and maintain standards for a healthy workplace. 

To find out more visit our webpage on or email

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This page was last reviewed 28 July 2014 at 15:09.
The page is next due for review 24 January 2016.