North East Essex Wellbeing Alliance – Overcoming Barriers Research

North East Essex Wellbeing Alliance – Overcoming Barriers Research
23rd July 2020 c360admin

Community groups provide ‘lifeline’ for vulnerable resident’s new research shows

A ‘lifeline’ is how vulnerable people view community-based groups set up to support them – new research funded by the North Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance (the Alliance) has shown.

Undertaken by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), the study concluded community assets such as support groups or clubs play a key role in improving people’s wellbeing, especially around tackling isolation, improving self-confidence, and also mental and physical health.

 

The report, entitled Overcoming Barriers to Health and Wellbeing: Community Assets in North East Essex, was commissioned by the Alliance to further understand the reality of people’s experience in light of often poor health statistics in both Colchester and Tendring – including high rates of self-harm and suicide, alcohol specific hospital stays, violent crime, and social isolation.

 

Read more here: Alliance-press-release-overcoming-barriers-report.docx (11 downloads)