The team of five local charitable organisations that make up Flourish Wellbeing Hub – Age UK Wirral, Change Grow Live, Citizens Advice Wirral, Involve Northwest and Wirral Mind – is celebrating its 1st Birthday on 27 November, at its home in Victoria Central Hospital.
During the last 12 months, the Wellbeing Hub has seen 1,389 people come through their doors. They have provided holistic support which has meant that those accessing Flourish have only had to tell their story once and then get the help they need from a range of specialist services.
Within this well-known health setting, local people can access a range of non-medical support to help address the issues they are facing. Issues like the cost-of-living crisis can have a huge impact on people not just financially but emotionally too. The range of practical and emotional support available at Flourish means that for any issue appropriate support is accessible to all.
The Birthday celebration is an event for people to come and learn more about Flourish Wellbeing Hub. They will hear from the partners about the success of the space. The event will help with the understanding of how the voluntary and community sector impacts on addressing health inequalities and enabling sustained change. There will be a tour of the space and an opportunity to learn more about year two and what is on the horizon for Flourish.
There are a large number of services that are delivered from Flourish; including advice appointments, counselling appointments, cost-of-living support, social prescribing, parent-carer support, dementia carer support, alcohol recovery appointments, adult learning courses and much more! These services will be highlighted and organisations will be present at the event so you can learn more about the Flourish offer.
Spaces are limited so make sure you book onto our birthday celebration, free event beforehand.
Justine Molyneux, CEO of Involve Northwest and Flourish partner organisation said: “Medical professionals are relied upon a lot of the time to know all of the answers, but this is an impossible task. That’s where Flourish comes in.
“The organisations at Flourish welcome people in and work together to provide wrap-around social prescribing services to support people when they may be facing difficult times. The collaboration of charities and local services delivering from Flourish has grown immensely within the first year.
“It has become a real asset to the health and wellbeing of the local community and we are excited to see how the hub will continue to Flourish!”
Carol Johnson-Eyre, CEO of Citizens Advice Wirral and Flourish lead partner organisation said: “We are so pleased we can provide a safe space here where people can come to tell their story and make a start on their journey to wellbeing.
“We all know in life that problems can escalate from one to another and issues can all be interconnected. Here at Flourish we help people to pick apart those problems and help them to focus on what matters. We give people hope and the tools they need to live well.
“Wellbeing is what we are all about and we are looking forward to helping even more people in our second year.”
Image: Some of the partner staff and volunteers who work out of Flourish. (L-R) Tilda (VCHC Social Prescribing hub Facilitator), Jo (Financial Capability Adviser from Citizens Advice Wirral), Jason (Housing Support Adviser from CGL) and Glenys (Flourish Hub Volunteer)