The Darnall Ward is in the top 10% of the most deprived communities in the country. Over half of the population (total 22,149) are from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background (53.8%). Within the BAME population, some groups have been long-term Darnall residents while others are new arrivals. The Darnall neighbourhood (within the Ward) is the third most deprived neighbourhood in Sheffield, experiencing higher than the city’s average levels of ill-health, poverty and low health literacy.
As such, it is disproportionately affected by austerity measures leading to inequality. With an ageing population and increasing prevalence of co-morbidity, people deserve a move away from services designed around illness, to a focus on what is important to the person. Here at Darnall Well Being, we recognise that health is not just medical – it’s about much more than the absence of illness.