Health and Wellbeing

Welcome to Worcestershire’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) health and wellbeing initiative. managed by Community First  on behalf of the VCS.

We encourage and support collaborative activities, helping to secure the best health and wellbeing outcomes for people.

We aim to connect community groups, charities, social enterprises and not for profit organisations with each other.  We also focus on strengthening links with statutory partners including NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Worcestershire County Council and the 6 District Councils.

We co-ordinate the specialist Health and Wellbeing theme throughout the Sector.We communicate with VCS organisations and stakeholders by:

• Informing
• Engaging
• Representing

We also work alongside Worcestershire’s 3 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. Membership of these schemes enables on-going engagement so that health and wellbeing organisations can be involved and have their say in local activities with NHS commissioners.

Health and wellbeing is undergoing rapid, continuous change highlighting the need for regular, credible communication, engagement and representation.

A lot of work has taken place to encourage collaborations, foster opportunities to work together and to start ‘joining the dots’.  We provide a ‘one stop shop’ for matters relating to Worcestershire VCS and health and wellbeing services.  We communicate with key partners, VCS health and wellbeing organisations, Worcestershire Voices, statutory bodies and other stakeholders.  And we encourage regular exchange of information, ideas and views on health and wellbeing to assist charities and community groups to deliver timely, vital services.

Contact Us:

John Taylor
Health, Wellbeing & Social Care Advisor
Tel: 01684 312730
Mob: 07966883780
email: (please all cc )

Amanda Wright
Mental Health Development Officer
Tel:  01684 312754
Mob: 07966883780

Fran Wheatley
Tel: 01684 312730

Follow us on Twitter:  @comfirst

Our thanks go to:

Breda O’Hare, Web Development student at The University of Worcester for working with us on our website project, as part of the Student Placement Partnership agreement.

Oli Smith, Graphic Design graduate from De Montfort University, for volunteering his design skills for Community hwb branding.