A new service to provide coordinated wellbeing support to people across Cardiff has launched this week.
Delivered by award winning housing association United Welsh on behalf of Cardiff Council with funding from Welsh Government, ‘Community Wellbeing’ will support people across the city and anyone can refer themselves to the service. Partner organisations can also make referrals on someone’s behalf.
Referrals to Community Wellbeing can be made by visiting: www.unitedwelsh.com/communitywellbeing
The team of Wellbeing Facilitators will help people with a range of issues including:
- Finding hobbies and interests to connect people with what they enjoy
- Social worries such as housing, debt, benefit issues, work and family
- Improving physical health
- Reducing harmful habits such as drugs, alcohol, smoking or substance misuse
- Low level mental health
- Isolation and loneliness
Senior Wellbeing Facilitator Zarqa Hussain said: “There are lots of things that can affect health and wellbeing, from loneliness through to the way things are at home; money worries or coping with a health condition.
“The new service will create a path to support people to improve their situation and reach their goals, which could occur through one-to-one guidance; introductions to local services or help with getting involved in social activities where people can do what they enjoy and share experiences.
“We have relationships with over 100 community groups, service providers and interest groups throughout Cardiff, so we are well placed to connect people with local activities.”
The service will be delivered by United Welsh’s Thrive team, who manage the association’s specialist accommodation and support services.
Point of contact: [email protected] / 0757 255 7760