Community Anchors offer health and wellbeing services across the district
Wakefield Council is
promoting centres across the district which help residents to manage their
health and wellbeing.
Community Anchors are centres in local communities which offer a variety of
clubs, classes, events and meet-ups for people of all ages to help them
socialise and get more active.
There are 21 Community Anchors all over the district, with each centre offering
different services and activities.
Cllr Pat Garbutt,
Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Community
Anchors will offer a wide-range of free opportunities to help you improve your
health and wellbeing, try out a new hobby or get more involved in your local
“Community Anchors can be your local church or community centre and are
available across the Wakefield district. Call into your local centre, or give
them a call, to find out what’s on offer.”
Anyone can visit the centres and take part in what’s on offer. Some people may
also be referred to a Community Anchor by their GP and other health and social
care services through the ‘Live Well Wakefield’ scheme.
The facilities are all run by independent voluntary groups.
For more information, and to find a Community Anchor centre, visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/anchor