Community Hubs: A partnership approach to creating community based services for older people in Gloucestershire

Cover Case Study 106

This Housing LIN case study no 106 provides an overview of the initial findings from the first year's evaluation of the development of Community Hubs in Gloucestershire. It is based on a paper originally prepared for the Director of Public Health to demonstrate the outcomes being achieved for older residents in the county. In particular, it found that many older people withdraw or desist completely from attempting new activities. By providing a broad range of activities within a safe, comfortable environment, Community Hubs will engender an ethos of active ageing and positive outcomes in wellbeing will follow. With the growth of social prescribing on the horizon, the Community Hubs represent a very viable option for health professionals to refer/recommend into.