Community Anchors offer health and wellbeing services across the district

07/08/2017, PR8622

Community Anchors

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

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.

“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

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