Improving health and wellbeing outcomes in our communities
Improving wellbeing through Wellbeing Hubs
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Council, together with a range of local partners has led an initiative to create Wellbeing Hubs across the city. A dozen Wellbeing Hubs are opening across neighbourhoods over the next two years as part of an initiative designed to focus on prevention and make services easier to access in neighbourhoods. The Wellbeing Hubs scheme has four main aims; to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for local people; reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing; improve people’s experience of care; and improve the sustainability of the health and wellbeing system. One of the key services the Wellbeing Hubs will provide is social prescribing, which allows GPs and health professionals to refer patients to non-clinical services such as social clubs or gyms. This could help to address problems with loneliness, debt, relationship difficulties and many other issues.