Springfield has high unemployment, low skills and low academic achievement. 80% of the population is within the most deprived 20% of areas in England.
Health data for Springfield shows a higher than average proportion of diabetes, heart disease, COPD, Asthma and lung disease.
Mental illness is reported as higher than average at 23% of total illness reported.
WellSpring is aimed at improving the mental and physical ill-health which is now recognisably connected to loneliness. We will enable isolated people in Springfield to connect with each other, make friends, and learn/share skills, thus empowering them to manage health issues and live rich lives.
Between April 2018 and March 2019, 1,067 individuals attended 7,115 times
10% of past participants reported an increase in wellbeing greater than 60%
Helping people manage their own health conditions, reducing pressure on primary care and preventing the mental and physical ill health connected to loneliness.
We provide a range of services and programmes which aim to combat poverty and help people to lead happy and healthy lives including a thriving Children’s Centre, Nursery and Community Project serving hundreds of local families.