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Blaenavon

Healthy Blaenavon

Healthy Blaenavon’ provides a framework for the well-being collaborative in this community. It is a social movement with a set of principles and a brand with which local organisations and the community can associate activities that improve their health and well-being. The Healthy Blaenavon Officer is employed by Blaenavon Town Council but works with partners and people across the town. The movement is supported by Torfaen Public Service Board with all partners committed to testing place-based working that engages the community in improving the health and wellbeing of the town.

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Blaenavon Resource Centre - More than health care

The film below illustrates how a team of services worked together to provide a holistic offer to the community of Blaenavon before the COVID 19 pandemic. We are now working to collaborate across services in a different way and forward planning for recovery.

If you would like to know more about Healthy Blaenavon and how to get involved you can                   e-mail Rebecca Smith, Healthy Blaenavon Officer on rebecca.smith@blaenavontowncouncil.org.uk

Before the COVID pandemic, Blaenavon Resource Centre was developing as a multi-use building where members of the community could access a range of support including advice on housing, employment and finance. Both the community and partners fed back that this was a useful resource and as we emerge from the pandemic we are working with CARGO Interiors to design the communal area in a way that improves this multi-agency offer. We welcome feedback on the proposals which you can view here. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the project please email Emma Davies-McIntosh

What's on in Blaenavon?

It's work in progress to have a single place for information on what activities take place across Blaenavon including sports clubs, arts classes, faith services and other leisure and recreational activities. This is even more challenging as we emerge from the pandemic as much has changed. You can find a draft weekly guide here and you can tell us about other activities by completing our survey here. As information becomes more available we'll update it and add it to our noticeboard at Blaenavon Resource Centre. We'll also shortly be launching our new Healthy Blaenavon website.