Kelsall Wellbeing Hub
The Wellbeing Hub opened its' doors to the public at the end of March 2023 after a number of years of planning and fundraising by local people in Kelsall to raise sufficient income to fund the build. The Hub is the operating arm of the registered charity Kelsall Patient Participation Group CIO and is open to everyone. Our mission is to bring people together of all ages to alleviate loneliness and isolation and ultimately improve their mental health and wellbeing. Mornings are about drop-in activities like Bingo, Chair Yoga, Games and Jigsaws, Knit ‘n Natter, Quizzes, and Singing for Fun. Afternoons are about targeted sessions for people with specific needs. So far, we have provided Tai Chi, Yoga, Somatic Movement and a Dementia Art Class. The Hub café is the perfect place to meet up with friends or to sit and chat to the Hub volunteers who are always on hand if you are looking for conversation. The Hub is the place to meet up with old friends, meet new ones, be listened to, get active and learn new skills.
The Wellbeing Hub provides a welcoming and safe space where people of all ages can engage in sociable activities, learn new skills or benefit from advice offered by third parties. We are starting to receive such positive feedback already from Hub users and their carers about the improvements they are beginning to experience in both their physical and mental health. We are delighted that carers who work so hard looking after their loved ones, are able to have respite in the Hub café knowing the people they care for are safe and being looked after.
"Enabling people to stay healthy, both physically and mentally, is very important.
We are really excited about the possibility of being able to provide a place where people can meet that focuses on the wellbeing of the community as a priority.”
Dr Claire Baker, Kelsall Medical Centre
Timetable for February
We were delighted to welcome Lady Redmond MBE and her husband Sir Phil Redmond to the Wellbeing Hub and Medical Centre in September. Lady Redmond officially opened both facilities and met many of the key people who were involved in making this project happen. Following a number of heartfelt speeches, the guests of honour, mingled and chatted whilst clearly expressing their interest in the value of the type of social prescribing on offer at the Hub. Following on from the morning event, local fundraisers and volunteers were invited to a celebratory afternoon party to thank them for their great work.
The Hub held a Wellness & Lifestyle event at the beginning of October to encourage local people to come along and find out more about the services on offer at the Hub as well as those of a number of local organisations and charities. This was a great success with positive feedback from people who attended.
Moving on through October, the Hub is planning a spooktacular Halloween event for pre-schoolers on 25th October run by regular volunteers who will be helping with crafts such as finger painting and cup cake decorating.
Are you a fan of air frying? The Hub is the chosen venue of Healthbox CIC who are delivering two evening demonstrations on the 'art of healthy eating using an air fryer'. Scheduled for October 17th and November 14th, bookings can be made via https://www.healthboxcic.com/events
The Hub has been transformed into Santa's Grotto in preparation for our first visit by Santa on December 16th.
We would like to wish all our Hub users a very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.
Local group Good Companions are delighted to announce that the Wellbeing Hub will be their new venue for 2024. The group aimed at the over 60's meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 2.15 pm - 3.45 pm and provide a range of activities and talks to suit all tastes. New members are always welcome.
Italian for Beginners proved so popular at the Hub in September that a second weekly class is now being offered starting on Monday 8th January. Our very own Italian born volunteer Enrico kindly runs these conversation classes for us.
Exercise and movement based classes are always well attended at the Hub and we are always looking for new additions to add to the timetable. We are pleased to be offering Qigong Tai Chi sessions starting on Friday 12th January. Booking ahead is required as places are limited.
Please email all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 07498 482444
Coming in 2024!
The Wellbeing Hub café is an integral part of our operation providing a welcoming space where people can drop in for tea, coffee and a delicious selection of cakes and sweet treats. Essentially, it's a space where everyone is welcome, whether you visit on your own or as part of a group.
Hub Host volunteers are on hand to serve refreshments and run the café area. They are always available for a chat and will provide that all important smile.
Community Connector volunteers help Hub visitors to feel more connected to their community by signposting them to local services.
Volunteer, Participate or Donate
At Kelsall Wellbeing Hub we are committed to our volunteers who form an integral part of our service provision freely giving time, knowledge, skills, and experience. There are lots of different ways you can volunteer whether you are able to commit weekly or on a more occasional basis. Please get in touch and click the Volunteer button below.
You may like to take part in the sessions and workshops we will be running. More information on these coming soon.
As a small charity, we rely heavily on donations and as a result of your generosity, we can support our local community. Any amount you are able to donate is greatly appreciated and can be done by clicking the Donate button below. Thank you!