Your health and wellbeing
Housing, health and wellbeing go hand in hand.
Home is more than the building you live in. Home is feeling safe, secure and happy. It’s a refuge. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have a home.
Social isolation, lack of access to green space, mental and physical health issues are all challenges people are dealing with today.
It’s not all doom and gloom though. There’s a lot we can do, but we can’t do it alone. We’re working with lots of organisations to fix these issues from the NHS to the public, private and third sector.
We’re finding ways to help your wellbeing
Even before the pandemic we were committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Covid-19 has brought this to the forefront and brought people and communities together to support each other.
From tackling food inequality to improving green spaces, and supporting young socially isolated people with free digital health and wellbeing support, there’s lots we can help you with. Read our latest updates in our community impact assessment here.
Sometimes those who need us most aren’t always ready to shout about the help they need. So, we’re developing ways to measure the wellbeing of people living in our communities. We want to make sure we know what to look out for, so we don’t miss something important or let anyone who needs help fall off the radar.
We regularly host sessions focusing on your wellbeing, confidence, self-care and ways to combat tiredness, stress and fatigue. Check out our latest courses here.
We’re improving our current social prescribing model
The positive impact of getting involved in a community group or taking up a new sport are well known, but the value these activities have in helping people who have traditionally been seen by medical professionals are not.
This practice is called social prescribing. It involves the referral of patients with a variety of primary care needs to groups and initiatives within their community. In doing so, social prescribing enables patients to take part in social activities, such as a sport or voluntary work, with the support and guidance of a local link worker.
We already do a lot of social prescribing work. But we always want to build on what we’ve got. We’ll be working with more partners to expand the work and get their outside expertise and knowledge.
We’re making the most of our assets
We’ve got a lot of amazing assets. Café 1759, the Round About Café and its Community Pantry, to name just a few. We’re keen to make sure we’re using them as best as we can. They’re in the middle of our communities. Making them the perfect places to deliver community wide health and wellbeing projects.
Our assets are only going to grow and we want to make sure we don’t waste a single opportunity.