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Community Well Being Hub

Community Wellbeing Hub


The Community Wellbeing Hub is a partnership between the Council, HCRG (formerly Virgin Care) and third sector organisations – many of them commissioned to provide specialist support.  The aim is for people to make just one call and then have access to a range of services.

Support offered

The Community Wellbeing Hub offers a range of services including:

  • Debt, money advice and benefits support
  • Short term financial help in a crisis
  • Housing advice
  • Access to low cost food
  • Practical support to improve your mental health
  • Finding employment
  • Advice on employment issues
  • Keeping active and healthy
  • Achieving a healthy weight for the whole family
  • Improving your cooking skills on a budget
  • Managing type 2 Diabetes
  • Stopping smoking
  • Practical and emotional support to help build confidence, independence and connection to your local community

Please give us a call 0300 247 0050 and we will be happy to help you.

Can Future Bright help you achieve your career goals?

I work or the Future Bright project (delivered locally by Bath & North East Somerset Council) I am reaching out to parish council in light of the cost of living crisis to see if we are able to offer support to residents around their employment and career opportunities. I am aware that some of you have previously advertised our project on your websites, our eligibility has changed so we’d be really grateful if you could update the information that you have posted.

What can Future Bright offer?

As a reminder Future Bright offers FREE one-to-one coaching support to residents in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire  who are currently in work and either earning below the Real Living Wage (£9.90 per hour), or receiving in-work benefits.  The project is tailored to the individuals wants and needs and aims to provide positive outcomes that lead to improvements in income, working hours, education, skills, attitude and/or wellbeing.

How can you tell residents?

We have produced a simple toolkit that you can use to spread the message to residents. It contains content for a newsletter and a couple social media posts. Graphics for the social media posts are embedded in the toolkit but we have also attached them separately in case there are any issues with quality.

What else can Future Bright do to support you?

We are really keen to encourage local residents to access Future Bright as we have seen how the positive changes that individuals make in relation to their work can impact throughout their life and wellbeing. If we can support in any other way; providing hard copies of leaflets, digital leaflets or attending events, please do let us know.

As always you can find more information about Future Bright here: www.futurebright.org.uk

If you would like to discuss this further, or require any other information, then please don’t hesitate to contact us on:  



Mary-Jane King is the newly appointed Village Agent for Swainswick, she is available now to support anyone living in Swainswick Parish. Linking people in rural areas with advice and support services for independent living, health and wellbeing. Tel: 07385 231558 Email: maryjane@wern.org.uk For further information please go to https://www.wern.org.uk/banes-village-agents