The Community Wellbeing Service (formerly known as the Village Agent Service) is a countywide service that started in October 2017 and builds on the work of the Village Agents and Social Prescribing.
It is a free and confidential service for anyone over 16 and aims to connect people with local services, organisations and groups. It can help to improve general wellbeing and meet people’s wider social needs. It can help people find activities in their local area and meet more people in their community. The service can also provide information to help people make informed choices.
In line with the Sustainability and Transformation Plan, the service wraps around local surgeries so Ashleworth may be covered by three teams depending on which surgery the resident is registered with. CCP have the contract for Cheltenham & Tewkesbury so covers Mythe Medical Practice and Church Street Practice. Longlevens is covered by Home Group in Gloucester (0300 131 0024) and Newent & Staunton surgery are covered by Forest of Dean District Council (01594 812447/01594 812399). The teams do liaise with each other if it is felt the person may be better served by a different team.