Health & Wellbeing
Health & Wellbeing is about more than not being ill. It is about being involved in and participating in your community, knowing how and where to find information and being able to act on it.
It means not being worried about whether you will 'get by' not feel dragged down by poverty or other barriers to equality. It means feeling like you have a place to be and to be connected to that place and included in it. Health & Wellbeing also includes being able to make a contribution of some kind, being able to create as well as use the benefits of the community and it means being able to embrace change.
Voluntary and Community organisations play a key part in making health & wellbeing a reality for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether these groups have 'health' in their title or not, they contribute to this in so many ways; by what they do, by the opportunities they offer for volunteering or by the impact they have on the quality of life of their users. So when we are advising, meeting or sending information to them we are making those links with the aim of maximising the power of the resources in the community toward greater health & wellbeing.
The information provided on these pages is to inform and support health & wellbeing from the point of view of the voluntary and community sector including matters of finance, commissioning, future plans and local initiatives.
WSCC Prevention and Wellbeing Grants Programme 2012 - find out more and how to apply.
Proposed West Sussex Health & Wellbeing Co-operative Meeting 31st May Meeting of the Health Wellbeing Cooperative
Meet the new local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at St Pauls Centre, Chapel Road, Worthing on April 10th 2013
From 3.00pm - 5.00pm there will be a range of health & wellbeing providers and voluntary groups as well as CCG members present to speak to. From 7.00pm the CCG Governing Body will meet in public and you will be able to find out how they are going to plan, budget for and commission NHS services locally.