Charlton Kings 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. An introduction from Amanda is given below.
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.
Community Development Worker - CK Health Connect