Staying Well

The Hebden Bridge Community Association (who operates The Town Hall in Hebden Bridge) is working as one of four community hubs in a £1 million pilot managed by Calderdale Council and funded by Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group.  The Staying Well pilot is focused on reducing GP appointments and emergency hospital admissions by creating activites and interventions for people in their local community to aid health improvements and create opportunites to socialise.

The Hebden Bridge hub of the Staying Well pilot has just completed a incredibly successful micro commissioning round to develop and create activities in line with the Staying Well objectives to ease social isolation.  The hub received 27 applications requesting £130,000 in funding.  The panel awarded their full £50,000 allocation to 15 applications:

Hope Baptist Church.  Chatty crochet and chatty café.  £1000.

Heptonstall Village Team.  Lunch club.  £3368.

Heptonstall Village Team.  Social scene (themed events twice a month). £4512.

Wadsworth Community Association.  Cooking, gardening, pilates and crafts workshops. £1520.

John Wilson. Singing group. £5178.

Rachel Hargreaves.  Clinical Pilates. £3670.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. Café Culture. £7200

Hebden Royd Town Council.  Cinema club.  £3870.

Wadsworth Community Association.  Capital items for building improvement and equipment. £5405

Luddendenfoot Community Association.  Allsorts club.  £2300.

Calder Valley Performance Ensemble.  The Valley That Danced. £5000.

Heptonstall Village Team.  Coach trips.  £300.

Luddendenfoot Community Association.  Ramp. £450.

Hebden Royd Town Council. Capital investment in The Picture House. £1565.

Stoodley Training Mentors.  Digital inclusion through IT training. £4654.

We anticipate groups will get going in summer 2015 and they offer a huge variety of activities living around Luddendenfoot to Hebden Bridge.

Photo courtesy of Verd de Gris, who deliver Creative Arts for Dementia every Tuesday at The Town Hall