Community Wellbeing Service in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

07738 106384 or email cws.grcc@nhs.net 

What is the Community Wellbeing Service?

The Cotswolds Community Wellbeing Service is a free and confidential service running in your local area which offers support to help improve your health and wellbeing in a number of different ways. For example, when you don’t know who to turn to for support, we can connect you to groups, activities and other support agencies in your community.

Anyone over the age of 16 living in the Cotswold area, or registered with a Cotswold GP, can access the Community Wellbeing Service (CWS).  You can refer yourself into the CWS or ask your GP to make the referral for you. Other health professionals can refer as well as voluntary groups, community members, friends, family and neighbours.

To make a referral, call 07738 106384 or email cws.grcc@nhs.net. Once we receive a referral you will be contacted by telephone by one of our team.

Funded jointly by Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, the Community Wellbeing Service works in each district of Gloucestershire, and within GP practices.  Five providers deliver the service across the county with each provider covering a specific district, ensuring that the service is tailored to the needs of the local area.

The service offers one-to-one support provided by an assigned a Social Prescriber based on your location. They will work with you to find a plan suited to your needs and what works best for you. They may signpost or refer you to activities and groups of interest that are available in your area. Social Prescribers have extensive local knowledge and will be able to help facilitate local activity

The service can help, for example:

  • If you are feeling lonely or socially isolated.
  • In times of emotional hardship, such as after a bereavement or       when struggling with your mental health.
  • In times of change, for example after redundancy, health issues or retirement, the uncertainty of COVID-19.
  • Give you support to help you to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • If you are worried about debt or financial issues.
  • To find domestic or care services when you may be leaving hospital or in need of care.
  • Gain advice and information.
  • Help to find volunteering opportunities in your community.
  • With welfare concerns for other members of your family or friends.

Contact Us
If you would like to get in touch with the Cotswold Community Wellbeing Service, please email cws.grcc@nhs.net or call 07738 106384.

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