New Wellbeing Hub
Plymouth's latest Wellbeing Hub is now open! Based at the Stirling Road Surgery, St Budeaux we can connect you with organisations and information that can improve your overall wellbeing.
A sparkling new Wellbeing Hub has opened in the city - paving the way for the future of health and social care in Plymouth.
Launched by Plymouth City Council, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and Colebrook Southwest, this is the latest in a series of a dozen Wellbeing Hubs that have been commissioned to open their doors over the next two years.
Councillor Kate Taylor, cabinet member for health and adult social care said: "I am delighted to be opening another Wellbeing Hub in the city, they are such a key part of supporting people in their own communities to make life choices that will improve their health and wellbeing.
"At a time where health and social care budgets are stretched to their limits, the coming together of our communities to provide services on people's doorsteps is more valuable than ever."
Stirling Road Wellbeing Hub will offer a range of services to help improve health and wellbeing outcomes for its community, some of which will include:
- Housing, legal benefits, debt support, care advocacy
- Counselling, befriending and other support groups
- Employment and volunteering
- Education, training, learning and digital inclusion
- Healthy Lifestyles and health promotion
- Social and peer support activities
- Arts, crafts and therapeutic activities
Dr Ed Parry-Jones, clinical lead, NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "The opening of Stirling Road is a fantastic development. I work as a GP in this community and see on a daily basis why a hub like this is needed and the difference it will make. We need to be doing more to support people to stay healthy and well. The staff at the surgery are excited about this new development and keen to get involved."
Dawn Eastley, community engagement services manager from Colebrook South West said: "We are pleased to have the opportunity to work on this exciting new development with Access Healthcare and Plymouth City Council. We have worked in the local community for the past 5 years and are looking forward to building even closer links with organisations in the area and beyond to improve the wellbeing of residents in St Budeaux and Barne Barton."
The Wellbeing Hubs are a feature of Plymouth's joint integrated commissioning strategy agreed by Plymouth City Council and NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group. It is hoped that enabling more people to get the right type of help earlier will ultimately reduce pressure on social care and health services.