Clerk: Mrs Joanna Noles
26 Church Street, Church
Piece, Charlton Kings
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL53 8AR

Charlton Kings Health Connect

CK Health Connect Directory

As part of the first phase of the CK Health Connect project we are producing a directory of services that can be accessed by local residents. The directory is a work in progress and we will be populating it with information in the next few months.

About CK Health Connect

Charlton Kings Health Connect is an innovative project which aims to improve the health and well-being of residents in Charlton Kings. It was initiated by the Parish Council in 2019, in collaboration with the Sixways GP surgery, local churches, care homes, the Clinical Commissioning Group, Community Social Prescriber and other community organisations.

The first phase of the Charlton Kings Health Connect project, which will involve mapping current provision of recreational and community support services within the Parish, and identifying any gaps, will start in early 2020.

In January 2020, the Parish Council appointed Dr Amanda Wragg as a self-employed contractor to undertake a six month project to deliver the first phase of the project.

Introduction from Amanda Wragg - Community Development Worker for the CK Health Connect project

My name is Amanda Wragg and I am working as a Community Development Worker for Charlton Kings Parish Council. I have a background in social research and working with communities. My work here is focusing on Health and Wellbeing opportunities in the local area, and I am interested in finding out what healthy activities and services already exist, and what people in the community think are missing or in short supply in Charlton Kings, and how new health and wellbeing initiatives might be set up. This project is funded by Gloucestershire County Council's 'Growing Our Communities' Fund and by Charlton Kings Parish Council.

I am very interested in talking to local organisations and groups, and residents in the area. I will be contacting people directly plus there will be other opportunities to let me know your views as the work gets underway.

I am always contactable at CKHealthConnect@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk or via the Parish Office on 01242 250087. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any thoughts or ideas as to Health and Wellbeing provision in Charlton Kings.

I look forward to meeting many Charlton Kings residents and community groups during the course of this project.

Let us know your views on health and well-being activities in Charlton Kings!

For the past 3 months I have been visiting different community groups and having conversations with business people; churches; schools; pubs and cafes; and, people who run or attend health and well-being activities for all ages in the Parish. These include a whole range from Toddler groups through to Luncheon Clubs; exercise classes through to pastoral support and counselling. The aim is to look at what already goes on, what local people feel there should be more of, and to listen to ideas for new activities or services that the Parish Council can recommend to agencies and organisations who work in the Parish. We have also been talking to people who work in the health sector and cover Charlton Kings area.

A questionnaire has gone out to people through the local pharmacies to find out people's views on the opportunities and services in the Parish. If you would like to contribute your own experience and ideas, please complete this and return it by the 15th May 2020. I can email it to you directly if you contact me on CKHealthConnect@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk or you can download it from the Parish Council website (see below). All responses are anonymous and confidential and no contact details will be kept in accordance with the Parish Council's data protection policy.

Please keep well and safe during this time of lockdown!

Dr Amanda Wragg - CK Health Connect Community Development Worker

Amanda Wragg

Amanda Wragg

Community Development Worker - CK Health Connect

Amanda Wragg

Telephone
01242250087