The Community Builders team is funded by NHS Devon in partnership with Plymouth City Council.
Community Builders are employed by Four Greens Community Trust, and managed in partnership with Plymouth City Council. They also link to the Wellbeing Hub network.
For more information about the Community Builders email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Builders embed themselves in communities. They will listen to people and use existing strengths, organisations and passions as a starting point for greater connection, activity and collective support.
This approach is known as Asset Based Community Development.
The role of Community Builders
Community Builders will start by finding out what people within a community care enough about so they can work together to change, develop and/or sustain.
They will map what is going on in communities. People will be able to find out what is going on in their community to help them connect and improve their wellbeing.
They will work with residents and members of the community around issues that affect them.
They will be able to support finding local solutions, together with friends, neighbours and other members of the community.
The Community Builders team are based at Manadon Sports Hub but will be out and about in Communities across the city. You can talk to a Community Builder by calling 01752 963447.
Community Builders will work with communities and communities of interest and identity including:
- ethnically diverse communities
- disabled people
- young people
They will also support Community Mental Health work.
They will be working in these areas of the city:
- Barne Barton
- East End
Elsewhere in the city
Community Builders will work with the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector to support networks and share learning and expertise.
Plymouth Octopus Project can provide support to local communities and organisations.
Wellbeing Hubs provide information and signposting to services making them easier to access and providing people with help and support early
Every Hub offers a core service of information and signposting on a wide range of services including:
- debt advice
- cost of living advice and support
- mental health support
- where to access food banks
- benefits advice
- opportunities to volunteer
They also offer health prevention services such as:
- weight loss
- stopping smoking
- information on where to access groups and activities for all ages
They also offer their own activities and services.
Specialisms include a focus on
- social prescribing
- community support
Wellbeing Hubs main aims are to:
- improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for local people and communities by focusing on prevention and support
- be places that support and develop residents to improve their own communities and care for the people that live in them
- improve the sustainability of the health and wellbeing system
All Hubs have a dedicated person who will greet you when you arrive at the Hub and will direct you to the services/activities/support you need.
We currently have Wellbeing Hubs at the following locations:
- The Rees Centre, Plympton 01752 34055
- Four Greens Centre, Whitleigh 01752 875916
- William Sutton Hall, St Budeaux 01752 211247
- Improving lives, Mannamead 01752 201900
- Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre North Prospect 01752 203670
- Age UK, Mount Gould, The William and Patricia Venton Centre 01752 256020
The Wellbeing Hub alliance links into a wider network of associated hubs around the city.