Community Wellbeing Service in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group worked together, with community partners, to integrate Village and Community Agents with Social Prescribing to form the Community Wellbeing Service which came into being on 1st October 2017.

The Community Wellbeing Service works in each district of Gloucestershire, and within GP practices.  Five providers deliver the new service across the county with each provider covering a specific area, ensuring that the service is tailored to the needs of the local area, based on extensive local knowledge.

GRCC covers the Cotswold District area.

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

The service offers one-to-one support for individuals and may also signpost or refer people to activities and groups available in their area.   Community Wellbeing Agents have extensive local knowledge and will be able to facilitate local activity.

The service may be suitable 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.

Contact Us
If you are in Cotswold District and would like to get in touch with the Community Wellbeing Service, contact cws.grcc@nhs.net or call 01452 528491

 

Community Wellbeing Service across Gloucestershire