About: Halton Community Wellbeing Practices (CWP) is a unique health initiative, commissioned by Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and delivered by Wellbeing Enterprises CIC. The service supports 17 GP practices in Halton to integrate with wider community-based provision.
The CWP initiative is supported by a team of Community Wellbeing Officers, who provide one-to-one sessions to guide patients through a structured ‘Wellbeing Review’, which identifies social issues that may be causing or exacerbating physical health problems – e.g. isolation, unemployment or housing problems. Patients are then helped to develop an individualised action plan to overcome challenges, by identifying personal strengths and wider sources of support in the community. In addition to Wellbeing Reviews the programme offers:
The CWP initiative also offers patients who are unable to attend their GP practice or other community venue, a home visiting service, which can link them to support to stay connected at home. Wellbeing Enterprises have collaborated with over 120 partner organisations in the borough to offer additional support to patients.
Wellbeing Enterprises have also established Wellbeing Review clinics with secondary care providers, and are working in partnership with others to provide patients leaving secondary care (e.g. Hospitals and Mental Health providers) with wellbeing and social support. Clinicians in Halton reported that one of the most frequent issues to emerge from their consultations with patients is loneliness and isolation, and they value having a complementary service into which they can directly refer patients, using their practices clinical software.
Approximately 4,000 interventions are delivered each year through CWP. Outcomes data from the CWP initiative shows that:
“I firstly joined the Wellbeing Choir, and then after the six week course finished I became a committee member to help sustain the group to carry on running in the longer term – this was such an uplifting and rewarding experience!”
Who: Halton CCG and Wellbeing Enterprises CIC
Address: Wellbeing Enterprises CIC
Old Coach Road
Runcorn WA7 1QT
Tel: 01928 589799