Housing, health and wellbeing go hand in hand.
Home is more than the building people live in. Home is feeling safe, feeling secure, feeling happy. It’s a refuge. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have a home.
Social isolation, lack of access to green space, mental and physical health issues are all challenges people are dealing with today.
It’s not all doom and gloom though. There’s a lot we can do. But we can’t do it alone. We’re working with lots of organisations to fix these issues. From the NHS to the public, private and third sector.
How are we doing this?
We’re going to deliver a social value ratio of £1 : £12.50
We’re doing this to keep a check on how well our health and wellbeing programmes are doing.
We’re improving our current social prescribing model
We already do a lot of social prescribing work. But we always want to build on what we’ve got. We want to make it bigger. And better. We’ll be working with more partners to expand the work. And get their outside expertise and knowledge.
We’re making the most of our assets
We’ve got a lot of amazing assets. Café 1759. The Round About Café, to name just two. We’re keen to make sure we’re using them as best as we can. They’re in the middle of communities. Making them the perfect places to deliver community wide health and wellbeing projects.
Our assets are only going to grow. And we want to make sure we don’t waste a single opportunity.
We’re finding ways to keep an eye on the wellbeing of our customers
Sometimes those who need us most aren’t always ready to shout about the help they need. So we’re developing ways to measure the wellbeing of people living in our communities. We want to make we know what to look out for. So we don’t miss something important. Or let anyone who needs help fall off the radar.