In June our Communities team launched the first wellbeing space for customers at The Unity Centre in Brent, with over 300 attendees.

Working with our customers, 29 local services and partners, the team and local Neighbourhood Customer Specialists provided a day of fun-filled activities to introduce the space.

The day was a huge success, with lots of opportunities for customers to discover local services and organisations such as The Trussell Trust, Brent Health Matters, Young Brent Foundation and more and discuss what they’d like the new wellbeing space to provide.

 

The launch day was everything I hoped it would be and more. Thank you to all our customers who joined us for your enthusiasm and involvement in the day. It’s helped us understand what services you’d like to see more of and how we can work with you to ensure the Unity Centre wellbeing space makes a positive difference in your neighbourhood."

Corrine WilliamsCommunity Wellbeing Coordinator

Here are some of the ways our Brent customers enjoyed the day

200 ice-creams

180 goody bags

170 Caribbean meals

70 NHS health checks

‘I was so happy to be offered a free health check as I don’t always get time to see the GP because I’m a carer. I also found out information about pensions, energy-saving tips and services that support my mental wellbeing. I took part in the mindfulness session too, and it was excellent. Thank you, Corrine and the team. It was a great day with a lovely vibe. I loved every minute of it!"

FayeCatalyst customer

What’s next for the Unity Centre wellbeing hub

Our Wellbeing Coordinator, Corrine, is now working with some of the services and partners who attended the Unity Centre launch day to arrange permanent wellbeing activities at the Unity Centre for customers in the local in the local area.

Over the coming weeks we’ll have more for you on when how Clean Slate, Skipz Productions CIC, Shaw Trust, BBS, Financial Harmony, NHS Community Champions, WDP and others will be offering regular wellbeing sessions to support our Brent customers with everything from money management and bereavement services to clubs and programmes for children and young people in drama, dance, filmmaking and theatre production and family wellbeing centres.

As part of this offer, your local Neighbourhood Customer Specialist and representatives from our Income and Advice and Wellbeing teams will be available for drop-in sessions each week to support you with your wellbeing and housing related queries. There’ll be more coming on when these drop in sessions will be begin.

Learn more about our developing wellbeing spaces

Follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages, keep an eye on our what’s on calendar and sign up to receive our email newsletters to find out dates and times for wellbeing space activities coming soon at the Unity Centre and in community centres and neighbourhoods near you.

Contact us

If you’d like to set up wellbeing activities, clubs or social events in your local area or you’ve got any feedback about our current wellbeing spaces and activities, please get in touch with our Community Wellbeing Coordinator Corrine Williams at corrine.williams@chg.org.uk