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Wellbeing Centre: A Seriously Social Success

National success for the Wellness Hub highlighting the social value it generates to our members and the local area.

A Grimsby wellbeing facility has been placed in the top 10 per cent of leisure services in the country following an independent study highlighting the social value of leisure operators nationwide.

The Wellness Hub, located within the Grimsby Health and Wellbeing Centre, was awarded a social value score of 91, placing it in the top quartile of performance against the rest of the sector.

The Lincs Inspire Wellness Hub boasts the largest Innerva equipped power-assisted exercise studio in the country. It has the accolade ‘Centre of Excellence’ and over 1,000 users were surveyed as part of the research.

Its impact is being celebrated as part of Seriously Social Week (May 27 to June 1) – a national campaign headed-up by Community Leisure UK to showcase the work of charities and how they help to create social impact, supporting people to become healthier and happier, regardless of age or ability.

The results of the study, announced last month, found that the Wellness Hub has generated exceptional social value for people who are typically under-represented in traditional leisure facilities, earning a place in the top 10 per cent of facilities when compared to sector-wide benchmarks across the UK.

This research shows the Wellness Hub is breaking down barriers to improve mental and physical health and is tackling health inequalities among those who don’t typically engage with conventional fitness facilities, including older adults, those on low incomes and people with long term health conditions.

North East Lincolnshire has some big challenges when it comes to tackling health inequalities amongst its residents, but we are proud that the research shines a light on the positive steps being taken within our centre and how we are supporting some of our residents to be more active.

This week’s nation-wide Seriously Social campaign highlights the impact charitable trusts bring to their communities. We’re serious about doing social good and adding social value to people’s lives and the Wellness Hub is just one example of how companies like ours help create social impact and create happier, healthier communities.

Ben Frary, Sport and Health Improvement Manager at Lincs Inspire

The research also demonstrated how much users value the hub with many travelling past leisure facilities closer to their homes to use the specialist power-assisted equipment.

Andrew Marriott is one of these members who travels from outside of North East Lincolnshire to use the facility following a stroke in 2022.

Andrew explained: “The stroke left me unable to walk or talk but as soon as I was able to, I started to use my adapted car to get to the leisure centre. The equipment is ideal for stroke survivors and at first, I used a safety strap to help grip the machines. Now I can use them unaided and they’re helping me to regain my strength. Two weeks ago, I was using my walking aid, now I barely even use it.”

“I need to get out of the house, it’s better for the mind. When I’m at home, it’s not good as you start to over-think. I really recommend this place, I’m 56 and encourage younger gents to see what it has to offer.”

Kirsty Cumming, the CEO of Community Leisure UK and creator of the Seriously Social campaign, said: “Our members don’t just deliver public leisure and cultural services, they support social change for the better every day of the week, 365 days a year.

“As social enterprises and charities, they put people above profit. They are run by local people and have everyone’s best interests at heart. This week is about showcasing how they go above and beyond supporting individuals and communities. This is a selfless sector, quietly going about supporting people and communities every day. Not because it makes them money, but because it’s the right thing to do. And we thought it was high time more people know about the great work they do and the difference they make.”

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