Spectrum Community Health has launched a new initiative to engage its service users, local residents and businesses to support the health and well-being of the wider community.
SpectrumPeople is a time and asset bank. It enables individuals and businesses to contribute their time, expertise and skills in a bid to engage with and give something back to their own community. In addition SpectrumPeople can exchange time and assets with others within the bank.
Service users and carers, healthcare professionals and local businesses are all being encouraged to join SpectrumPeople, with the aim of building a bank of resources that will help the districts most vulnerable citizens.
Chief Executive of Spectrum Community Health, Dr Linda Harris, comments: “Through SpectrumPeople we provide opportunities for personal growth and development to service users and carers, as well as investing in strategies that build capacity within local communities.
“We will be working with all interested parties to help them identify the potential contribution that they can make to their community – whether that’s their time to offer help and advice or the development of a specific product or service that supports vulnerable adults their families and their community.”
Spectrum Community Health is a new social enterprise delivering healthcare services on behalf of NHS Wakefield District. Services include expert advice, care and treatment for substance and alcohol misuse, and sexual health across the Wakefield district, as well as health and well-being services to local secure environments.
Anyone interested in additional information or joining SpectrumPeople should contact Tracey Cooper from Spectrum Community Health on 01924 330506.