Updated on 11/06/2021

 

Kelsall Wellbeing Hub Kelsall Wellbeing Hub

Many of the village residents will have seen construction work on the new development off the Village Green in Kelsall running down Chester Road and may be wondering what is happening? We are delighted to confirm that this is the site of the new Medical Centre and Community Funded Wellbeing Hub which, despite Covid delays, is expected to open March 2022

What is the Hub?

The Hub is a community funded centre to provide support, service and signposting to help people to live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Many people have to deal with issues in their lives which cause stress and unhappiness and these can lead to mental and physical illness. The Hub will be a place for them to go to get the support they need to help them get through their challenges.

The Hub will provide a welcoming space where people can just drop in for a coffee, meet other locals and have a chat. It will also host a wide range of support activities for people of all ages dealing with such things as adapting to life with a new baby, caring for sick or elderly relatives, bringing up children, feeling anxious, being bullied at school. We'll listen to what the doctors say is needed to help their patients and run our own consultation events to ask the whole community what they would like to see happening in the Hub.

The Hub will provide a unique facility which belongs to and will be run by local people to support the wellbeing of everybody in the area. Overtime, it will contribute to a supportive community in which people will feel comfortable asking for and giving support. A problem shared is a problem halved could be our motto.

What next...

The Covid pandemic has recently forced us to limit our activities but, now restrictions are being lifted and building work has started, the management team is pushing forward into the operational stage with renewed enthusiasm. Four teams have been created covering procurement, designing the schedule of events and activities, communications and future fundraising initiatives. We have had a fantastic response from villagers wanting to volunteer in The Hub and look forward to welcomning many more as we work towards launch.

Please watch the noticeboards in surrounding villages or visit us on www.kelsallwellbeinghub.co.uk for more details on how to get involved, participate in a consultation event or join a fundraising activity.