Managing own health

The managing own health section includes information about:

  • proportion of people who are feeling supported to self-manage their condition
  • proportion of people who use services who have control over their daily life
  • gap in employment between those with a learning disability and overall employment rate

Proportion of people who are feeling supported to self-manage their condition

Why this is important

People increasingly expect to work in partnership with health and social care professionals. To make this happen, professionals need to see their patients or clients first and foremost as individuals. They need to make time to listen to people’s concerns, and to understand their values and their goals.

Supported self-management is a core component of our shared vision in Barnsley that 'people enabled to take control of their health and wellbeing' and that services must shift from 'doing for or doing to' to 'working with' patients and service users.

The Barnsley picture and how we compare

Barnsley’s rates have been similar to the England rates during the period 2011/12 to 2016/17. In 2017/18, Barnsley’s rate has decreased to slightly below the England rate.

When compared to other CCGs within the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2017/18, Barnsley has the third lowest rate.

When compared to similar CCGs in 2017/18, Barnsley has the second lowest rate.

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Resources and supporting documents



Proportion of people who use services who have control over their daily life

Why this is important

Control is one of the key outcomes for individuals derived from the policy on personalisation. Part of the intention of personalised services is to design and deliver services more closely matching the needs and wishes of the individual, putting them in control of their care and support. This measure is one means of determining whether that outcome is being achieved.

This indicator measures one component of the overarching measure 1A – social care-related quality of life. A preference study found that members of the public gave this domain the highest weight of the eight included, ie of all the domains included in the overarching measure, this is the one that is considered by the public to be the most important.

The Barnsley picture and how we compare

Barnsley’s rates fluctuated during the period 2011/12 to 2015/16. In 2015/16, Barnsley’s rate was significantly higher than the England rate.

When compared to other local authorities within the Yorkshire and The Humber region in 2017/18, Barnsley had the second highest rate.

When compared to ‘similar’ local authorities in 2017/18, Barnsley had the highest rate.

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Resources and supporting documents



Gap in employment between those with a learning disability and overall employment rate

Why this is important

The review 'Is work good for your health and wellbeing' (2006) concluded that work was generally good for both physical and mental health and wellbeing. The strategy for public health takes a life course approach and this indicator provides a good indication of the impact limiting long-term illness has on employment among those in the 'working well' life stage.

The Barnsley picture and how we compare

Over recent years, Barnsley’s rates have been similar to the England rates.

View the trend and comparator data charts.

Resources and supporting documents