Thursday, January 14, 2016


Brigg has a Community Wellbeing Hub, which is off Horstead Avenue, on the Springbank housing estate.
North Lincolnshire Council is celebrating after it reached 1,000 members registering at its Hubs across North Lincolnshire.
Billiejo Mansfield Cairns who registered at her local Wellbeing Hub in Scunthorpe was the 1,000thmemberl she was presented with a certificate and goody bag.
There are seven Hubs across North Lincolnshire that provide advice and support.
Some of the activities you can get involved in the Hubs include:
  • Support to access employment and meaningful activity
  • Activities and support for carers
  • Wellbeing checks for people aged over 75
  • Craft activities, reminiscence sessions, healthy eating advice, chair-based exercise, table top games, Kurling, archery and discussion of current affairs
  • Targeted workshops on issues such as dementia, nutrition, home and personal safety
  • Access to services including bathing, podiatry and other health topics
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Information and signposting to other services
The Hubs can provide freshly cooked meals (prior booking is required) which is often a lifeline for many people who are unable to cook for themselves.
It is free to register at the Community Wellbeing Hubs, however some activities do have a small cost. 
Take a look at what activities you can get involved in at your local Community Wellbeing Hub at
Coun Julie Reed, Cabinet Member for Adult Services at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The Community Wellbeing Hubs are playing an important part in our mission to reduce social isolation.  They are already providing valuable support and information and giving people a place to meet and chat, reminisce, laugh, try something new, or just have a cuppa.  The aim is to open up hubs across the localities and people who may otherwise feel isolated have a chance to make new friends or meet old friends. With our older people living longer we are looking at how we can support them to live well and be part of their community longer too.  There are also some great projects run by voluntary groups which complement our projects and we want to work alongside these, strengthening communities and supporting our older people and vulnerable adults."
“Hubs are not just for vulnerable adults though, they offer a whole range of support and activities including the new mother and baby sessions being offered at De Lacy Community Wellbeing Hub. Look online to see what's happening in your area or pop in to your hub to see what's on offer. 
“It is fantastic that we have reached 1,000 members; this shows what an asset they are to communities and how many people actually rely on the support.”
If you are interested in taking part in any of the Children’s Centre activities across North Lincolnshire or wish to register with a centre go to or speak to your health visitor or staff at your local centre.

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

It offers excellent facilities....but it is in the wrong location....? Horstead Ave is rather isolated...particularly difficult if one doesn't have access to a car..
But is there an alternative site?
Old Lidl's store....some of the Vale's building on Redcombe Lane...the vacant 3-fronted vacant premises in Wrawby Street....
Sell the Horstead Ave site to a housing developer...and use the finances for development of a new hub...