Community Wellbeing service in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group have been working together, with community partners, to integrate the Village and Community Agent service with the Social Prescribing service.

The service is accessible in each district of Gloucestershire and within GP Practices delivered by five providers, tailored to the needs of a local area and based on extensive local knowledge.

The Community Wellbeing Hub Co-ordinator providers and contact numbers are:

Anyone over the age of 16 living in Gloucestershire, or registered with a Gloucestershire GP, can access the service. Referrals can be made by a health or social care professional, a Voluntary and Community Group, members of the community as well as self-referral.

The service can offer one to one support for individuals and can also signpost or refer people to activities and groups available in their area. Hub Co-ordinators have extensive local knowledge and can facilitate local activity.

It can be helpful for people:

  • in times of change, for example after redundancy, health issues or retirement
  • in times of emotional hardship, such as after a bereavement
  • who are worried about debt or financial issues
  • who don’t know where to turn for support
  • who would like to volunteer in their community

For more information, please contact diana.billingham@gloucestershire.gov.uk or Hannah.gorf@nhs.net