Introducing the Community Wellbeing Service

Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group have been working together, with community partners, to integrate Village and Community Agents with Social Prescribing to form the new Community Wellbeing Service.  From 1st October five providers will be delivering the new service, with each provider covering a specific geographical area.  GRCC will be providing the service in the Cotswolds District.

At GRCC we are extremely proud of the work of our Village and Community Agents over the last 11 years, and we wish those members of the team moving to new providers as Community Wellbeing Agents well.  We also look forward to welcoming to the GRCC team the Social Prescribers who will be joining with our Village Agents to deliver the new Community Wellbeing Service in the Cotswolds District.

Find out more about the Community Wellbeing Service here.

Village and Community Agents

Even when you’ve lived in a community for a long time, and feel like you know it, finding the local support you need in later life can be quite a challenge.

GRCC’s Village and Community Agents help people aged 50 and over find their way through the system so that they can keep their independence and stay in their own homes – with the support and company they need and deserve. 

Our Village and Community Agents:-

• are recruited and employed by GRCC to help you find the right support for you
• will make an appointment to visit you and point you towards the information and support you need to prevent life getting too difficult
• are from your area and know it well so can put you in touch with what’s available in your own community; from local social groups and healthcare services to the people who can help in an emergency
• are part of GRCC so can tap into our other services – such as our befriending service and the In Touch social activities network - when you’re looking for some company
• come from a variety of backgrounds – our Community Agents work especially with people whose first language isn’t English – and they’ll come to you wherever you are.

Watch our short video below to learn more about Village and Community Agents in Gloucestershire

If you want to know more about Village and Community Agents contact Kate Darch or call on 01452 528491.